Django Reinhardt NY Festival: Live at Birdland features Jimmy Rosenberg, a young gypsy guitarist from the Netherlands. It is fitting that he would be featured in a Reinhardt Festival for he is a virtuoso of the Reinhardt style and ably carries on the spirit of his mentor. At times, Rosenberg flaunts high speed, breathtaking runs, touched by the modern jazz styles he has successfully absorbed. It is especially interesting to listen to Rosenberg and violinist Regina Carter play with the obvious ghosts of Reinhardt and Grappelli hovering.
Rosenberg is accompanied by an excellent supporting cast including Jon Burr on bass, ...read more