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Cafe Noir
Cafe Noir
Cafe Noir
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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CD Details

All Artists: Cafe Noir
Title: Cafe Noir
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Carpe Diem
Release Date: 8/19/1994
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 009323101029

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Vintage Guitar Magazine Review:
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Café Noir's music is eclecticism at its best. The band's music is esoteric and eccentric---and at the same time, it's exciting and inviting. With roots in Django's swing, the Austin, Texas, group has pushed the limits of Gypsy jazz. This, the band's first, self-titled CD was released on Carpe Diem Records in 1988, and featured an eclectic mix of originals, a musette piece by Tony Moreno and Joe Colombo, and a Paganini theme. Notice was served that Café Noir was up to something new. All of Café Noir's releases are immensely creative albums from a talented group of musicians seeking to extend Gypsy jazz--and music in general--to its furthest extremes."
Hauntingly beautiful
Rick Bruner | New York, NY USA | 04/27/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I absolutely love this CD. I first discovered this group on some compilation album that featured "Tut Hi Tschi, Man Hi Tschi" and I became obsessed to find the album, which was no easy task, as it was fairly obscure even then. I believe I bought it from Amazon, unsure it was the right one. What a joy to have it, though. The musicians are virtuosi, the compositions are joyful and varied, and the melodies are memorable. It's a captivating mix of Gypsy folk, classical and Texas swing. Django Reinhart and Stephane Grappelli certainly made their stamp on the group, but so have Bob Wills, Chopin and Raymond Scott. Highly recommended."
Superb Modern Gipsi-Style Music !!!!
Gypsy Guitars | Kula, UpCountry Maui, Hawaii | 07/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this is a great modern gipsi style music CD !!! very progressive gipsi-styled swing in the style of Romane [IMO, gypsy jazz guitars' best modern composer ] along with interesting interpretations of Villa Lobos' Bachanai Braziliana & Paganini's 24th caprice... not really mainstream gypsy music BUT amazing violin playing by Gale Hess [ one of the best post-Grappelli classicly inspired violinists i've heard ] & the guitarists on this CD can really swing... if you have adventurous ears & love modern gipsi music- this is a great instrumental CD for you"