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Fine and Dandy
Fapy Lafertin Quintet & Tim Kliphouse, Fapy Qnt Lafertin
Fine and Dandy
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
 
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Fapy Lafertin may not be as well known Stochelo Rosenberg or Bireli Lagrene, but aficionados of Gypsy jazz guitar have regarded him as one the true masters of the style since he first arrived on the scene in the late 1960s...  more »

     
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All Artists: Fapy Lafertin Quintet & Tim Kliphouse, Fapy Qnt Lafertin
Title: Fine and Dandy
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Iris Music
Original Release Date: 6/10/2003
Release Date: 6/10/2003
Album Type: Import
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 3464630018656, 3700368418215, 346463001865

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Fapy Lafertin may not be as well known Stochelo Rosenberg or Bireli Lagrene, but aficionados of Gypsy jazz guitar have regarded him as one the true masters of the style since he first arrived on the scene in the late 1960s. On Fine & Dandy he showcases his relaxed, melodic manner of playing on a well-chosen selection of tunes including David Grisman's composition "Tango for Django," the charming waltz "Caravene Rabouine," and Lafertin's own homage to Django Reinhardt, "Aurore." Lafertin is joined by Tim Kliphouse, an excellent fiddler who plays with considerable panache. The flurry of impeccably executed notes on lively tunes like "How High the Moon" and "Charleston" show that Lafertin and Kliphouse have technique to burn, but they reveal their true command of the music on the slower selections such as "I Can't Get Started." Fine & Dandy is state-of-the-art Gypsy jazz from one of the finest musicians to ever pick up a Selmer guitar. --Michael Simmons
 

CD Reviews

Fantastic! Fapy Swings!
Justin | Marseille | 03/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a fan of the Hot Club style pioneered by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, I was eager to hear Fapy Lafertin after recommendations by other guitar players from the Hotclub.co.uk website forums. Boy were they right! Fapy Lafertin plays with the swing and feel of the original Hot Club of France sound. Check out "Lover Man", "Eveline", "Charleston", and "Exactly Like You". Fantastic album and wonderful playing by Fapy and Tim Kliphouse on the violin!"