Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, Jazz
On "Move," Bireli Lagrene modernizes the classic gypsy jazz sound of Django Reinhardt with breathtaking results. Using a smaller group and new instrumentation (including brilliant sax work by Franck Wolf), this new Gipsy P... more »
On "Move," Bireli Lagrene modernizes the classic gypsy jazz sound of Django Reinhardt with breathtaking results. Using a smaller group and new instrumentation (including brilliant sax work by Franck Wolf), this new Gipsy Project now employs a versatile quartet to delve further into the melodic subtleties and dynamic depth of gypsy jazz music.
Beautiful guitar a la Django
Casper Paludan | New York | 08/29/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Sometime not too long ago, Bireli Lagrene decided to stop running away from his God-given talent to play exactly as Django Reinhard, and instead embrace it. This record is in my opinion far better than Gypsy Project, which suffers from some highly irritating violin playing. For some viciously swinging gypsy jazz featuring Bireli's astounding lines, I recommend Move! as well as the even better Routes to Django, recorded when Bireli was 13 years old."
Keith | LA, California | 03/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is possibly the best jazz album I have heard, only likely contenders being some of Birel's other cd's. Bireli has two sides to him. There is the straight ahead bebop style ala George Benson and Wes Montgomery and then there is the jazz manouche side pioneered by Django Reinhart in the '30s. On this album, you are treated to both seperately as well as together. Such songs as "Hungaria" and "Troublant Bolero" stand out as being purely gypsy while "Place Du Tertre" and "Cherokee" stand out as straight ahead jazz masterpieces. There is not a bad or boring song on the whole album which is very rare to find in any genre. Some highlights would be "Un Certain Je Ne Sais Quoi" written by bassist Diego Imbert, "Hungaria", "Danse Norvegiene", "Mimosa", "Place Du Tetre", "This Can't Be Love", and "Troublant Bolero". For some of the best jazz, gypsy swing, gypsy music, you should BUY THIS CD!"