Emilio Caceres Trio – I Got Rhythm

Emilio Caceres (1897-1980)

Emilio Caceres was a jazz violinist who was born in Corpus Christi, Texas. He led his own swing orchestra in San Antonio. Emilio’s style of jazz violin playing was inspired by the playing of another jazz violinist Joe Venuti and Emilio’s own family who were musicians. He led his own trio in the 1930s which featured himself on violin, his brother Ernie Caceres on saxophone or clarinet, and Johnny Gomez on the guitar.

Emilio’s brother was a prolific recording artist who made more than 500 recordings. Emilio only made a few recordings.

I Got Rhythm is a popular jazz tune composed by George Gershwin with lyrics by his brother Ira Gershwin. It was published in 1930 and became a jazz standard.

Here is a recording of the Emilio Caceres Trio with Emilio Caceres on violin, Ernie Caceres on clarinet, and Johnny Gomez on guitar. I hope you enjoy it.

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