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CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Connie Evingson & the John Jorgenson Quintet: All the Cats Join In

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Minneapolis-native Connie Evingson is one of the most durable and reliable jazz singers performing. She has had a spate of fine recordings in the last decade, including: Let it Be Jazz: Connie Evingson Sings the Beatles (Minnehaha, 2003), Gypsy in My Soul (Minnehaha, 2005), Stockholm Sweetnin'(Minnehaha, 2006), Little Did I Dream: Songs By Dave Frishberg (Minnehaha, 2008), and Sweet Happy Life (Minnehaha, 2012). Presently, Evingson continues her trend of exceptional recordings with All the Cats Join In. ...

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John Jorgenson’s Gypsy Jazz Quintet: Phoenix, AZ, June 27, 2013

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John Jorgenson's Gypsy Jazz QuintetMusical Instrument MuseumPhoenix, AZJune 27, 2013The swinging sound of gypsy jazz popularized by Django Reinhardt and the Quintet of the Hot Club of France was elegantly interpreted by John Jorgenson in a quintet setting that imbued the 1930s genre with modernistic verve.The program was a mix of soulful romance and gleeful flamboyance, plaintive sadness and rollicking celebration, with Jorgenson's fingers a blur that created avalanches of notes and chords. ...

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DjangoFest 2006: Day 3

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John Jorgenson & Angelo Debarre DjangoFest 2006 Laguna Beach, CA March 10, 2006

Celebrations of the legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt, continued this year in California at Laguna Beach, March 9-12 as part of DjangoFest 2006. Packed with workshops, jam sessions, and concerts, this small town on the coast of Southern California offers a convivial outpost for a wayward art form.

Guitarist John Jorgenson, a California native now living in Nashville, was a ...