THE WORLD'S LARGEST GYPSY MUSIC CATALOGUE

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LAFERTIN, FAPY Fantastic Belgian Gypsy guitarist, founder of legendary Gypsy swing group "Waso".
Fleur de Lavande (The Vintage Guitars Series - Vol. 13) On Jon Larsen's excellent "Hot Club Records" label, & a rare opportunity to hear Fapy's mastery of the 12-string Portuguese 'Guitarra'.
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LAGRENE, BIRELI ...breathtaking Gypsy guitarist, he first recorded Gypsy swing, & later tended more towards Be-bop...
Bireli Lagrene Ensemble Live Featuring Vic Juris..on this German release, the then 18 yr old Lagrene is joined by Vic Juris on second guitar, the rhythm guitars of Gaiti Lagrene & Diz Disley, & bassist Jan Jankeje.
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Bireli Swing '81/Routes To Django...Anniversary Edition 2CD Digipack (also contains a poster!) presents these 2 must-own gypsy swing albums he recorded while still in diapers!
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Blue Eyes Bireli's tribute to Frank Sinatra!
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Duet...new release, recorded with Sylvain Luc, on Sony's Dreyfus Label.
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Gipsy Feeling...recorded with the Jermaine Landberger Trio in 1999.
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Heavy & Jazz/Stuttgart Aria (Edition anniversaire)...2CD Digipack presents 2 albums that Bireli recorded with innovative electric bassist, the late Jaco Pastorius.
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Highlights
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Lagrene with special guests ...recorded with Larry Coryell & Miroslav Vitous.
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Live at Carnegie Hall ...(mostly) 1984 concert recording, with Diz Disley, Jan Jankeje, & Vic Juris.
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Live In Italy (1986)"...while this bears Jaco Pastorius' name as leader, Bireli comes close to making it his own work...Pastorius takes a more supportive position, while Lagrene ranges, roams, & soars, ripping off swinging solos that reflect his debt to Django Reinhardt".
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Live in Marciac (1994) ...An excellent example of Lagrene's playing of the mid-1990s..
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My Favorite Django
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New York Tango...principal artist: Richard Galliano. Bireli plays electric & acoustic on this excellent accordion-driven jazz album.
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One & Only, The...On Hot Club Records, recorded with Gypsy guitarists extraordinaire Angelo Debarre & Jimmy Rosenberg.
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Red to Blue...principal artist: Leon Redbone. Album also features wonderful sidemen David Bromberg & Dr. John.
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Routes To Django (new edition)...absolutely seminal hot-club album; launched Bireli into a niche market's consciousness!
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Spaces Revisited Principal artist: Larry Coryell.
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Super Guitar Trio (1990) Al di Meola, Larry Coryell, & Bireli join percussionists Arto Tuncboyaci & Gumbo Ortiz on this 60min Laser disc!
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Tribute to Django Reinhardt, A (Live at The Carnegie Hall & The Freiburg Jazz Festival 22/06/1984 et 1-2/06/1985) Great 2Cd live set, also featuring Diz Disley, Gaita Lagrene, Jan Jankeje, & Vic Juris (the 1st 9 of the 20 tracks were previously released as the CD Live at Carnegie Hall ).
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Viaggio Principal artist: Richard Galliano. Their 1st collaboration, Bireli plays scintilating lead on acoustic & electric guitars.
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LAKATOS, MISI
Greetings from Hungary (Part 2)
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LAKATOS, ROBY...completely wonderful (7th generation) Gypsy violinist, playing a broad spectrum of styles. Best pizzicatto in town!
Au Louvre Principal artist: Vadim Repin (Russian violinist) hosts this fine concert recording, which features Roby as a guest.
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In Gypsy Style
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La Bohème...his 1st glorious release on the Deutsche Gramaphon Label, this beautifully recorded CD is worth the price for his version of 'Deux Guitarres' alone!
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Live In Budapest Breathtaking live album on Deutsch Gramaphon, recorded 1999...
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LAKATOS, SANDOR...One of the truly great violinists, born 1924, son of primas Violinist Floris Lakatos (& father of Sandor Deki), he is the only Gypsy musician to win the Franz Liszt prize.
Gypsy Virtuoso
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Music From Hungary Wonderful CD, & at the price, a steal! (please note that in the catalogue, it states this CD is Sandor Deki, where in fact its his father, Sandor!)
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LARSEN, JON ...only Django Reinhardt himself has done more to advance the cause of hot-club music than Jon Larsen! Norwegian guitarist/producer/entrepreneur/alchemist/visual-artist also leads Hot Club De Norvege!
Best of Hot Club de Norvège, The
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Guitaresque (Vintage Guitars Vol. 19)...recorded with guitarist (from Arbat) Pascal De Loutchek, & Stian Mevik in Spring '94
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Superstrings (Vintage Guitars Vol. 10)...recorded in 1992, also features Pascal De Loutchek.
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Swinging Guitar of Jon Larsen (Vintage Guitars Vol. 14)...the greatest hits 1992 - 1995! (radio-edits album, featuring tracks Jon recorded with the likes of Jimmy Rosenberg, Pascal De Loutchek, Vertavo String Quartet etc)
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LATCHO DROM...one of the most popular gypsy-swing outfits, they tour around the world personally delivering their hot-club swing to the masses!
Deborah
Their most recent album!
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La Sorcière (The Witch)
Their 1st album (click here to listen).
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La Verdine (The Caravan)
Their 2nd album (click here to listen).
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Live In Madrid
Their 3rd album (click here to listen).
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Lendvay, Kalman Virtuoso Gypsy Violinist, playing Hungarian folk tunes & Czardas(es)!
Gypsy Music (Zigeunerweisen)
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Lolov, Ibro Wonderful Bulgarian Gypsy Accordionist.
Gypsy Music From Bulgaria
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Monsieur Camembert Australia's extraordinary Gypsy band (Gypsy at least in style/s), playing gypsy-swing, Klezmer, Hungarian & Russian Gypsy tunes, French Musette. Uncategorizable, wonderful fun...!
Live At The Basement This CD captures all the fun & spontaneity of one of their live shows, & is a Limited Edition release!
Buy the CD by visiting their site directly!