HARRY RESER

Classic (1920s) Jazz • United States
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When one thinks of pre-bop banjoists, it is of purely rhythmic players whose chordal solos differ little from what they play during ensembles. Harry Reser however was quite a bit different, an outstanding virtuoso who was arguably the finest banjoist of the 1920's. Less an improviser than a brilliant technician who could play novelty ragtime with the speed of a pianist, Reser was also one of the most recorded musicians of the era. Reser actually started on the guitar when he was five and soon he was playing violin, cello and piano; later on he would add marimba, trumpet and saxophone. It was not until he was 16 (inspired by Vess Ossman and Fred Van Eps), that Reser switched to banjo. After playing locally in dance bands, in 1921 Reser moved to New York where he was quickly in great demand. Over time he would play with Ben Selvin, Sam read more...
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HARRY RESER Vamp! (Dance The Charleston Of The Roaring Twenties) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Vamp! (Dance The Charleston Of The Roaring Twenties)
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1959
HARRY RESER Banjos Back To Back (aka The Greatest Banjo Player of Them All) album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Banjos Back To Back (aka The Greatest Banjo Player of Them All)
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1962
HARRY RESER Harry Reser and the Clicquot Club Eskimos album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Harry Reser and the Clicquot Club Eskimos
Classic (1920s) Jazz 2008

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HARRY RESER Banjo Crackerjax 1922 - 1930 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Banjo Crackerjax 1922 - 1930
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1992

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