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 ...read more