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Katie Glassman

Given her background in Western swing, gypsy and vintage jazz and bluegrass, it's not surprising that all of those styles surface on Katie Glassman's sixteen-track long-player, Snapshot. While Glassman is clearly an able singer, her fiddle playing is exceptional — which also makes sense, considering that she started playing when she was nine and has won a number of national fiddle competitions. While her gifted playing is featured prominently throughout the album, especially on cuts like the gypsy jazz waltz of "Ma Liason Avec La France" and on the '40s-inspired jazz of the title track, Glassman also tapped a number of local musicians such as keyboardist Eric Moon, bassist Eric Thorin and trumpeter Gabe Mervine to flesh out the arrangements.

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Jon Solomon writes about music and nightlife for Westword, where he's been the Clubs Editor since 2006.
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