Gaucho: Darktown Strutter's Ball


Darktown Strutters's Ball




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Rob Reich (accordion), David Rickets (guitar), Michael Groh (guitar), Ralph Carney (horns), Ari Munkers (bass), Pete Devine (drums), Craig Venstresco (guitar).

Comosed by Shelton Brooks


Recorded: Amnesia, San Francisco, August 9, 2008


Rating: 90/100 (learn more)

I never get tired of listening to so-called gypsy jazz. I mean, how can anybody not enjoy the energetic lilt of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli? (Please, if you don't, I'm not sure I want to hear about it).

In the case of Gaucho we have a modern interpretation of this timeless music that's jump-on-your-table fun. There is some crazy-great guitar work coming out of this band. There's also the fine accordion of Rob Reich. It is during his solo, at exactly the 1:30 mark, that full swingology is achieved. No wait, maybe it's during the nutty horn solo...

Ah heck, I don't know. All I can say is that the gypsy jazz-meets-jug band vibe is worth it on any night.

Reviewer: Mark Saleski

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