Album: Angelo DeBarre Quartet

Live at Le Quecumbar (Lejazztel)
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No other genre makes you laugh out loud with joy and delight like Gypsy jazz, whose guitarists' and fiddlers' unfeasibly flying fingers provoke astonished reactions of disbelief again and again, even though one soon takes impossible virtuosity as the norm. Guitarist DeBarre is regarded by many as the best of his ilk, and this Hot Club de France-styled band, with star violinist Christian Garrick playing Grappelli to DeBarre's Django, provides the perfect holding form for the soloists' show-off runs and spurts. Recorded at the titular London club last summer, this recording is authentically live and dangerous.

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