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Content by tag "Django Reinhardt"

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Sue Rynhart at The Cresent Arts Centre

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Sue Rynhart
The Crescent Arts Centre
jny: Belfast, N. Ireland
September 7, 2017

Beatroot, Moving On Music's folk 'n' roots music festival, returned for its third annual outing with a typically eclectic line-up that embraced contemporary folk music of the broadest possible spectrum. With almost as much cross-genre pollination in ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Swinging the heck out of gypsy jazz

Swinging the heck out of gypsy jazz

There is something simultaneously exotic, passionate and downright swinging about gypsy jazz. That's the all-strings musical style that guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli popularized with their Hot Club of France collaborations in the 1930s and '40s. Southwest Florida has its own splendid version of that Hot Jazz/Jazz Manouche sound. Sarasota-based Hot Club of SRQ, directed ...

ARTICLE: BOOK EXCERPTS

A Conversation with Mike Mainieri

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The following is an excerpt from the chapter “A Conversation with Mike Mainieri" of Masters of the Vibes by Anthony Smith (Marimba Productions, 2017).

So you've been working on a new project this week?

Yes, just finishing some overdubs... it's a project I'm involved in with some friends, but I really can't ...

Allan Holdsworth: The Man Who Changed Guitar Forever!

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In a time when album sales are a challenge being mitigated, at least to some extent, by the release of deluxe editions and box sets, it's still more necessary than ever to grab potential listeners with imagery and words; the title of a box set can have, especially for those less than intimately familiar with the ...

Stephane Wrembel: The Django Experiment I & II

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When guitarist extraordinaire Stephane Wrembel was invited to appear at the 2012 Academy Award to play his composition, “Bistro Fada," the theme song for Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris, it represented a high point in the modern history of the genre known as “Gypsy jazz." Inspired by the original Quintette du le Hot Club de France, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Dwiki Dharmawan's Pasar Klewer Plays Indonesia

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Dwiki Dharmawan's Pasar Klewer
Various Locations
Bandung and Jakarta, Indonesia
March 2-5, 2017

It was supposed to just be a soundcheck and rehearsal. But the energy and focus delivered as Indonesian pianist/composer Dwiki Dharmawan ran his Pasar Klewer band through the various numbers most of this group had recorded in ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK @ NIGHT

Django A Gogo 2017 Music Festival

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Django A Gogo 2017 Music Festival
Carnegie Hall
New York, NY
March 3, 2017

Stephane Wrembel, the France-born, Berklee-educated guitarist now based in New Jersey, produced the first Django A Gogo festival in 2004 as a single evening to pay homage to Django Reinhardt. Since then, the “Gypsy ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Zeno De Rossi: verso il futuro, volgendo lo sguardo al passato

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L'uscita del CD Zenophilia ci offre l'occasione di una densa chiacchierata con il batterista Zeno De Rossi, toccando un ampio ventaglio della sua versatile e sensibile attività artistica, che ha interagito con i maggiori esponenti del jazz contemporaneo sulla scena italiana, e non solo.

All About Jazz Italia: Iniziamo dunque con il trio attuale, ...

Organ Grinder Swing–Adrienne Fenemor, Little Charlie, Matthew Kaminski, Music Soup, King Louie & LaRhonda Steele

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There are certain things that evoke memory more than smells and sound. Unfiltered Lucky Strike cigarettes, just lit, make me think of my dad's office in the 1960s. Unfiltered Lucky Strike cigarettes, iced-cold Budweiser in the bottle, and organ jazz and blues, make me think of what dark, urban dives should smell, taste and sound like ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Nate Najar: This Is Nate Najar

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Hailing from St. Petersburg, FL, guitarist Nate Najar unveils his third full length recording for the Candid Records label on the simply-titled This Is Nate Najar where he touches on the music of Chick Corea and Antonio Carlos Jobim as well as delivering a straight jazz sound with several cover tunes and a couple of originals. ...


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