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Lagrène, Biréli / Gipsy Trio
Album:Gipsy Trio Collection:Jazz
Artist:Lagrène, Biréli Added:01/2010
Label:Dreyfus Jazz 

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Add Date:2010-01-17 Pull Date:2010-03-21 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:21 Mar14 Mar7 Mar21 Feb7 Feb31 Jan24 Jan

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Album Review
Reviewed 2010-01-16 
Dreyfus, 2009

GYPSY JAZZ – With the centennial of Django Reinhardt’s birth just around the corner, the great French guitarist Biréli Lagrène returns once again to the dynamic, chunky hot-swing style Django pioneered in the 1930s and ‘40s. Lagrène has played in many styles over the years, but he handles this stuff better than anybody. He’s working here in a trio with rhythm guitar and standup bass, which puts his mind-bogglingly brilliant guitar front and center. Some interesting tune choices, too.

* * * * | Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 13

1. easy sway, jaw-dropping solo
2. upbeat, snappy swing; flying fun!
3. relaxed ballad, then a happy glide
4. cool intro, bass solo, nice guitar!
5. sultry ballad, sweet & beautiful
6. waltz intro, then driving swing
7. gentle solo guitar balladry
8. beatles tune, saunters and sways
9. swift, breezy flow in ¾ time
10. relaxed, satisfied feel-good stroll
11. slides into a bouncy swing romp
12. gentle sway, soft and romantic
13. jumping, chugs like a dynamo
14. vocals push this into pure kitsch

[ Fo ] 01/16/10

Track Listing
1.Lullaby Of Birdland 8.Something
2.New York City 9.Made In France
3.Le Soir 10.Singin' In The Rain
4.Limehouse Blues 11.Tiger Rag
5.Poinciana 12.Change Partners
6.Schön Rosemarin / Night And Day 13.Micro
7.Sir F.D. 14.Be My Love