THE WORLD'S LARGEST
GYPSY MUSIC
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100 VIOLONS TZIGANES DE BUDAPEST Remarkable 100 piece Budapest Gypsy Orchestra, formed by the great late prima violinist Laszlo Berki..
Les 100 Violons Tziganes (Double CD) Absolutely amazing...their version of "Indifference" (clarinet lead) has to be heard to be believed!
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ALEMAN, OSCAR ...amazing Argentinian guitarist playing string-swing - used to jam with Django!
Buenos-Aires - Paris 1928/1943
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Swing Guitar Masterpieces (2CD) Indispensable...this is the definitive retrospective, which no home should be without!
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Stringtime in Buenos Aires This is a loving tribute album to Oscar Aleman on Hot Club Records.
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ANDO DROM...glorious gypsy singing is the focal (and indeed vocal) point of this Hungarian Gypsy group.
Gypsy Life On The Road
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Phari mamo Beautiful album, with guest appearances from the violinist & accordionist from Bratsch!
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APAP, GILLES & THE TRANSYLVANIAN MOUNTAIN BOYS ...wonderful violinist, fantastic band of mountain boys, & beautiful arrangements.
D'ici et D'ailleurs
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Who? (1st Album; also released as self-titled) Beautiful & eclectic CD, most highly recommended!
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ARBAT ...incredible Russian/French Gypsy group, lead by Pascal De Loutchek.
Chants Tziganes Their 1st album, guests include Serge Camps & Frank Anastasio.
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Drom (le Chemin) Wonderful album; featuring Angelo Debarre, incredible accordion, & beautiful singing!
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Ilo (Le Coeur/The Heart) Features the wonderful French-Gypsy violinist Florin Nikulesku.
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BACSIK, ELEK ...Hungarian Gypsy guitarist (a cousin of Django), he initially studied classical violin & played gypsy songs in Budapest, then switched to jazz guitar.
The Electric Guitar Of The Eclectic Elek Bacsik
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BAJATA, LAURENT ...French Gypsy guitarist; plays rhythm on Romane CD (Ombre) & Raphael Fays CD (La Nuit Des Gitans).
Rue de la Pompe Recorded on Patrick Saussois's Djaz Label - Jan '99.
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BALOGH, KALMAN ...one of the greatest Gypsy Cymbalom players of our times!
Art of the Gipsy Cimbalom
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Beregovsky's Wedding (Les noces de Beregovski) Principal Artist: Joel Rubin's Jewish Music Ensemble. Kalman joins this wonderful Clarinetist, to play 'forgotten instrumental treasures from the Ukraine'
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Gypsy Jazz (S/T) Amazing! "...Hungarian, Romanian, 40's style jazz, & Balkan Brass sounds combine with village traditions to create a sound that is somewhat familiar, yet astonishingly fresh & new..."
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Gypsy Music From Hungarian Villages 2CD set, recorded with Hungarian group Meta
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Roma Vandor
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Vasmalom (Vol. 2)
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BELAK, LUKA...Russian/Hungarian Gypsy violin repertoire.
Les Yeux Noirs (Et Son Orchestre Tzigane)
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BILA, VERA (& KALE) ...incredible Gypsy singer.
Chants Tziganes (Gipsy Songs)
Principal artist Czech singer/pianist Ida Kelarova...this is an entirely indispensable Gypsy-vocal album!! Totally glorious.
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Kale Kaloré (2nd Album)
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Rom-pop (1st Album)
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BOULANGER, GEORGES ...devastating Greek/Bulgarian Gypsy violinist & composer, (born 1893 in Tulcea, Romania; died 1958 in Buenos Aires)
Exceptional Virtuoso of Gypsy Violin, The (Les joyaux de la musique de divertissement) ...an irresistable collection of historic recordings from 1932 - 1942.
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Comme-ci, comme-ça: Hommage À Georges Boulanger Loving tribute to the great violinist, from fantastic Original Salon-Ensemble Prima Carezza.
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Extase - Plays Music By Georges Boulanger & Others Another wonderful tribute from Prima Carezza, it features 5 Boulanger compositions.
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BOUTOUK, IAN ...guitarist/violinist playing Gypsy-swing & traditional Gypsy tunes.
Fête Tzigane (Et ses Tziganes)
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Guitares et Violons Tziganes
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Gypsy Classics (L'âme des Violons Tziganes)
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BRATSCH ...indispensable French Gypsy-group (as good as it gets!!)
Correspondances
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Ecoute Ca Cherie
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Gypsy music from the heart of Europe (Live in Bochum) Exceptional live album on the great World Network Label, recorded Feb '93.
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Le Mangeur de Lune (O.S.T) Exquisite soundtrack, composed & performed by Bratsch.
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Notes De Voyages (Musiques d'Europe Centrale) Beautiful album!
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On A Rendezvous (Double CD Digipack) Sublime Double Live CD, recorded in Paris, March 1999.
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Rien Dans Le Poches Featuring wonderful French Gypsy guitarist Angelo Debarre.
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Sans domicile fixe
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Terres Promises 4 stories in French (by Bashevis-Singer etc), & 9 beautiful songs from Bratsch.
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Tout Pour le Voyage (Ltd Edition 3CD Box-Set)
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Transports en Commun
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BREGOVIC, GORAN ...While not technically Gypsy music, this outstanding Yugoslavian composer certainly draws upon Gypsy elements!
Ederlezi...Fantastic overview of 10 years of Goran's film-composing (17 tracks).
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Kayah & Bregovic ...Bregovic's collaboration with Polish singer Kayah "masterfully emanates the haunting darkness of Eastern Europe with violin, oud, guitar, & tuba while travailing the border of the contemporary pop world..."
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La Reine Margot (Queen Margot) - O.S.T
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Time Of The Gypsies (Le Temps des Gitans) - O.S.T
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Time Of The Gypsies/Kuduz (O.S.T) A compilation of sorts, with several (but not all) selections from the Time Of The Gypsies soundtrack, & 2 from Kuduz...
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Underground (O.S.T)
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Wedding & The Funeral Recorded with Turkish female singer Sezen Aksu.
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BRIAVAL, COCO ...fantastic gypsy guitarist!
C'est si bon/It's so good (Grand Standards of Jazz) Recorded with Boris Tomas.
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Jazz from Saint-Remy
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Musique manouche (Gypsy music) Recorded with the sweetest-sounding violinist imaginable - Jacques Quezin.
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BRODAHL, IVAR ...Norwegian Swing-violinist.
The Best of Hot Club de Norvège This album is a compilation of Ivar's 1st 4 albums with Hot Club De Norvege.
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DE BRASOV, ROBERTO Wonderful Romanian multi-instrumentalist (mostly accordion), excellent in the interpretation of traditional Romanian music, & a formidable improviser.
L'odeur du Vent (Scent Of The Wind)...collaboration with the Turkish violinist Nedim Nalbantoglu.
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Prima Jubire...Moreno (wonderful Gypsy guitarist) features on 2 tracks.
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DEBARRE, ANGELO...wonderful gypsy guitarist from France!
Caprice
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Drom (le Chemin) Principal Artist: 'Arbat' - Angelo guests throughout this glorious Gypsy album.
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Gypsy Guitars on the "Top 10 best Gypsy-guitar albums ever"! With Serge Camps, & Frank Anastasio.
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La Roue Fleurie (Principal Artist: 'Hot Club De Norvege' - Angelo plays on 4 tracks)
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Progeja! (Principal Artist: 'Raya' - Russian/Norwegian Gypsy Singer)
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Rien Dans Le Poches (Principal Artist: Bratsch - exceptional French gypsy-music group!)
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Romano Baschepen (with the Moreno trio - breathtaking album!)
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Romano Drom (Principal Artist: 'Petro Ivanovitch', & his All-star Russian/Yugoslavian/French band!)
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Samois-Sur-Seine (Principal Artist: 'Romane' - Frenchman playing in the Django tradition.)
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The One & Only (Featuring Bireli & Angelo) (Principal Artist, Jimmy Rosenberg is joined by Angelo Debarre & Bireli Lagrene - surely the 3 greatest Gypsy guitarists to ever make an album together!
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DESAUNAY, PATRICK ...Fine French guitarist, playing Macafferri guitar, and occasional hot-club.
Best Of Gypsy Swing, The Principal artist: Stephane Grappelli. Live recording on Jon Larsen's Hot Club Records.
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Couleurs Manouches 2 Macafferri's (also features Gypsy-guitarist Bero Landauer), & a double-bass - understated gypsy swing!
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La Pluie et Le Beau Temps (1979-1984) With his brother Patrick on Accordion, they explore a variety of accordion-based stuff.
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La Passagère Celtic-inflected album (its described as a composite of 'swing-musette, Irish, Quebecois, & soundtracks'!), featuring a Jo Privat tune!
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DIMITRIEVITCH, ALIOCHA & VALIA ...Brilliant Russian-Gypsy brothers that inspire the great French group "Les Yeux Noirs"!
Russian Gypsies (La Russie Tzigane) Features 12 tracks by Valia & Aliocha, & eight from The Matrioschka Ensemble.
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DRAGHICI, DAMIAN ...Romanian Gypsy playing a mean pan-flute!
Românian Gypsy Panflute Virtuoso A most aptly titled album!
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DUVACKI ORKESTAR
Stip Macedonia - Fanfare Tzigane de Macédonie..with Mladi Braka Kadrievi
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ERKOSE ENSEMBLE, THE...Improvisational Turkish Gypsy group!
The Gypsy Music Of Turkey "the sweeping, lush strokes on the zither, the searing slides of the violin & the hot clarinet notes is as free as any jazz ensemble.."
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ESCOUDE, CHRISTIAN...French Gypsy guitarist playing mostly electric/jazz guitar.
Christian Escoude by Jean-Marie Salhani ('My Book' Series) Salhani's book features a detailed biography, transcriptions showing compositions & interpretations, photographs, as we ll as exercises practiced by Escoude himself, & a complete discography.
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Cookin' In Hell's Kitchen
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Django Duo recorded with Charlie Haden, this album was also released under the titles "Duo" & "Gitane".
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Gipsy Waltz (Octet) Recorded with wonderful French Accordionist Marcel Azzola.
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Live at Duc des Lombards
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Plays Django Reinhardt (With Strings)
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Suite For Gypsies, A (Digipack) Featuring brilliant French Gypsy violinist Florin Nikulesku.
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Trio Featuring Philip Catherine & Didier Lockwood.
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