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Joe Craven: Django Latino

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In addition to demonstrating his talent on an impressive range of string and percussion instruments, Joe Craven, a longtime member of the David Grisman Quintet, uses his second solo album to show off his skills as a translator. Django Latino is the familiar music of gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and his Hot Club co-leader and musical soulmate, violinist Stéphane Grappelli, seen “through a musical lens of Latin America"--festive and spicy where the originals are swinging and hot.

Inspired? This project redefines the word. It is remarkable to hear “Hungaria" recast as a Brazilian choro samba complete with the exuberant squeals ...



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