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! (& we get to hear Bireli sing on several tracks!)
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Django: A Jazz Tribute (1994) Plays on the NTSC video format...(sadly, USA & Canada only), "...this tribute to Europe's first jazz master is a blistering set of duets performed by groundbreaking Gypsy guitarist Bireli Lagrene & Django's son, Babik..."
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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 Django for elevators, & hotel lobbies & airports...
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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 ...another wonderful Lakatos-dynasty Hungarian Gypsy violinist!
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! (please see seperate listing under Hot Club De Norvege for these albums...)
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 (& not to be confused with Tony Gatlif's wonderful film of the same name!), 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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LES YEUX NOIRS My favourite of all the Eastern European groups! 3 albums of profound beauty, virtuosity & originality, Les Yeux Noirs (featuring 2x violin, cello, double-bass, Maccaferri-style-guitar, breathtaking accordion, & vocals) interprets traditional Gypsy, Klezmer, Romanian, Sirbian & Hungarian tunes with unerring sensitivity & passion. Absolutely seminal, indispensable stuff! The world would be a better place if everyone owned a copy of Suites & Izvoara!
Balamouk I've yet to hear this brand new release on EMI France, in which the group purportedly experiments with the addition of loops, percussion & electric guitar!
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Band of Gypsies, A Their debut CD, featuring their exquisite rendering of the Russian waltz Le Chale Bleu, plus 17 other glorious tracks...
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Izvoara As the follow-up album to their perfect CD Suites, could the group maintain that level of brilliance & intensity? The answer is a categorical yes (and possibly they've even surpassed it!), this album scores a perfect 10! (in fact it scores an 11...)
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Slavanie This generous (18 track) compilation of "Slavonic tzigane & yiddish music" just happens to be almost entirely comprised of Les Yeux Noirs tracks!
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Suites Their 2nd CD is quite simply, a perfect album. Perfectly melds & balances the beauty & precision of classical music with a passionate & intense attack!
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LOEFFLER, MARCEL Outstanding French Gypsy Accordionist (& composer), born in Alsace, France (& blind from age 2), grew up on a diet of Gus Viseur, Django etc. Later absorbed elements of bebop, tango etc...now member of fantastic Gypsy-swing group Note Manouche (a.k.a. Mandino) .
Mandino Recorded with Note Manouche!
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Note Manouche Self-titled CD by Note Manouche, featuring 5 Loeffler compositions, & Mandino Reinhardt on guitar!
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Vago Accordion-based jazz album.
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LOLOV, IBRO Wonderful Bulgarian Gypsy Accordionist.
Gypsy Music From Bulgaria
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MANDINO...please see Note Manouche
MOERMAN, FRANCIS-ALFRED Outstanding French Gypsy guitarist, with a rolling, shimmering tremeloing touch reminiscent of the great Matelot Ferret.
Gitan & Tzigane: Magie de la Guitare Beautiful album on Sony France, its budget priced, and worth every cent! Nice cross-section of tunes (2 great originals)...A must for lovers of gypsy guitar...
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Gitans (Parcours gitan) Beautiful album on Sony France, its budget priced, and worth every cent! Nice cross-section of tunes (2 great originals)...A must for lovers of gypsy guitar...
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L'infini Voyage (Guitare jazz tzigane) 14 Moerman compositions!
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Passion On Patrick Saussois's wonderful 'Djaz' label...17 tracks, recorded in 1991.
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Valse Manouche
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MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT Extraordinary Eastern-European flavoured band, all the way from Sydney, Australia, 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! It also features guest-appearances from some of Australia's finest soloists, including Russians Edouard Bronson on Sax/Clarinet/flute & Vladimir Khusid on trumpet & flugelhorn, Cliff Stoddart on guitar, & singer Jacqi Phillips's show-stopping rendition of Boulevard of Broken Dreams!
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NOTE MANOUCHE (a.k.a. Mandino) - Gypsy-swing group from Alsace, France, featuring accordionist Marcel Loeffler & guitarist Mandino Reinhardt.
Mandino Their most recent album!
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Note Manouche Self-titled CD, on Patrick Saussois's wonderful Djaz label.!
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