Note the very conspicuous use of the qualifying term "perhaps." Perhaps the ubiquitousness of violins in classical music and the rather rare use of violins in jazz merely means that no jazz musician (even Grapelli) has opened the door for other jazz violinists as it has been opened for trumpets, trombones, pianos, and other cross-over instruments. Or, perhaps, it means something else.Well, apparently Django, Duke Ellington, Coleman Hawkins, Oscar Peterson, Earl Hines did like what Grapelli did, and therefore probably thought that he did "get it."
Fact? Says who? Opinion perhaps, and not one I'm disagreeing with, but fact?Lawrence wrote:...as well as perhaps the fact that violin is better-suited to classical music..
Those musicians you cited rarely played with violinists, especially compared to trumpeters, trombonists, and pianists (who played other cross-over instruments). Perhaps the rare (albeit not completely absent) use of violins in their music says something, as well.