Billet-Deux: Sarita






Deux (Billet-Deux Records)

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Troy Chapman (guitar),

Josephina Hunner (rhythm guitar), James Hinckley (cello), Michael Yocco (bass), Roger Bennett (drums)


Composed by Troy Chapman


Rating: 85/100 (learn more)

Billet-Deux is a unique string-oriented band with roots in the gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt. On Troy Chapman's original "Sarita," the opening refrain is a gently repeated guitar line that leads into the wistful and melancholy melody played to emotional perfection on James Hinckley's cello. Bennett's subtle hand percussion and Hunner's rhythm guitar work effectively together. Chapman delivers a complementary guitar solo with sensitivity and little flash, as he seems correctly more concerned with the overall group sound. "Sarita" is a pleasant excursion that doesn't challenge, but at the same time doesn't disappoint.

Reviewer: Ralph A. Miriello

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  • 1 Ken from SF Bayarea // Mar 15, 2009 at 09:00 PM
    Wow! I just heard this track on Radio IO and loved it! I'm now checking to see if they have it on Amazon or iTunes.