Chas Dolne

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Chas Dolne (actually Charles Dolne-Pholien , * 1902 in Liège , † 1976 in Charleroi ) was a Belgian jazz musician ( violin , guitar , also banjo ).

Dolne played guitar in the late 1920s with the band The Red Beans led by David Bee and Peter Packay , with whom the first recordings were made in Paris in 1928. In Milan he was involved in 1929 as a banjo player in recordings of the Orchestra Carolina Stomp Chasers . During the 1930s and 1940s he worked in Belgium in the swing bands of Gus Deloof (1932), Willie Lewis , Eddie Tower , Jean Omer , Robert De Kers and Stan Brenders , whose orchestra he also belonged to during the German occupation. He can be heard as a violinist on his recordings with Django Reinhardt (1942).

With David Bee he founded Le Swingtette in Brussels in 1940 , which included Dolne and Bee (harp), Bobby Naret (clarinet), Lou Logist (accordion), Gene Kempf (violin) and Jacques Delhez (cello). With the Swingtette he recorded a series of 78s for Decca , Jazz Club (1940) and Odeon (1942), among others. a. Sweet Sue, Just You , After You've Gone , Runnin 'Wild , obsession (Obsession) and Peter Igel Hoffs then popular title This song has no lyrics . Chas Dolne did not tour - in contrast to Brenders, Jean Omer, Fud Candrix and other band leaders who collaborated with the National Socialists - in the German Reich . In the field of jazz he was involved in 28 recording sessions between 1928 and 1944.

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  1. a b c d Emile Henceval (Ed.) Dictionnaire du jazz à Bruxelles et en Wallonie Liege 1991, p. 128
  2. a b Tom Lord : The Jazz Discography (online, accessed April 15, 2016)
  3. ^ Michael H. Kater: Different Drummers: Jazz in the Culture of Nazi Germany . 2003, p. 144.