Richard Galliano: To Django

It's always dicey to dedicate a tune to Django Reinhardt: the music of the Gypsy genius has been so much imitated as to sometimes sound corny, while it remains totally his own when played by Django himself. By composing a tune that revives the times when Reinhardt played with accordionists and not violinists and by choosing a Gypsy guitar player as the main soloist, Galliano reduced the risk of failure. Bireli is faithful to Django's spirit while never trying to imitate him, and Galliano's accordion is as soulful as one might desire. As for the New York rhythm team, they simply swing their hearts out.

February 18, 2008 · 0 comments


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