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Dave Douglas is one of the most innovative and creative musicians in modern jazz. Unlike many other trumpet players he has been trying throughout the years to create his own musical vocabulary. After completing his studies at Berklee School of Music, Douglas moved back to New York where he joined the Horace Silver band in 1987; that introduced him to a larger audience

30.10.2011

Zaz by Zaz

Zaz is the impressive debut album by the French jazz-pop artist of the same name. Zaz takes a fresh and open-minded approach to her music. Gypsy jazz rhythms, pop hooks and Mills Brothers-esque vocal solos collide in a cohesive and fully realized musical vision. The blend of styles never seems awkward, pretentious or contrived. At its best, this album contains legitimately great pop music. Even at its worst, these songs still tower above their Top 40 pop peers.

The gypsy-jazz sextet, Gaucho bring back the jangly country-swing grooves of riverboat bands and the emotive nature of Russian-based folk dances on their latest album, D…
Django Music is a new release by the Norwegian group Hot Club De Norvege. It is their eighteenth release as a group and there is no sign of dust or rust in their per…
My theory on restaurants is that well - designed advertising material means fine food. Now I find that it also applies to music. The cover painting of the musicians first a…
Jazz sprung from the commingling of African and European cultures in the "New World," America. In the "Old World," Europe, jazz was imported from America via recordings,…
Traditional gypsy jazz in the style of gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt is Tartamella Django's Clan, La Strada Del Tabacco (Tobacco Road), which delivers a…
My Gypsy Soul is 12 tracks of refreshingly delightful gypsy jazz by Luciano Poli with Pierangelo Bettoni. Poli was born in Brescia in 1966 and took his first pi…
Multi-cultured, multi-textured, and emotionally riveting, Odessa/Havana is a bewitching album with traditional lines rooted in Sephardic and Cuban-dance customs t…
This release from new Italian label TRJ Records is a delightful collection of "gitane" gypsy jazz from three musicians, each established in his own right. "Le T…
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