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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Snapdaddys: Snappy Hour

Read "Snappy Hour" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

The small Florida-based Refined Records label is known for its eclectic mix of acoustic music with intriguing instrumentation, as well as a Django-esque approach, which includes delightful recordings of some of the top gypsy guitarists alive today. Snappy Hour is the debut by The Snappdaddys: four seasoned session musicians with impressive pedigrees in jazz, film and ...

The Robin Nolan Trio: Mediterranean Blues

Read "Mediterranean Blues" reviewed by Derek W. Brown

Every now and then a performer achieves success in the music business without the ‘benefit’ of a major record company. The Robin Nolan Trio is one such story. Drawing their initial style and repertoire from the Django Reinhardt-inspired “gypsy jazz” movement, the group’s genesis dates to 1991 when Nolan, a student at London’s famed Guildhall School ...

Hot Club Norv: Parisian Honeymoon Suite

Read "Parisian Honeymoon Suite" reviewed by Derek W. Brown

Django Reinhardt is considered on of Europe's greatest jazzmen. His nonpareil improvisations and unorthodox instrumental technique inspired a devoted school of jazz that has come to be known as “gypsy jazz." (Reinhardt was a Roma by birth.) There are 'hot club' ensembles all over the western world, but gypsy jazz has flourished, appropriately enough, on the ...


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