(Most of these links don't yet work - this is in the early stages of construction!)
CHESTER, PAUL VERNON
DE CAUTER, KOEN
His CD "Gypsy Guitars"
is probably my favourite Gypsy-guitar album...
"Django-John" has so far recorded one great album of Gypsy-jazz, but informs me another's on the way! "After You've Gone" features David Grisman, Darrel Anger, Raul Reynoso, & others...
Consistently great Gypsy-guitarist.
An ambassador & pioneer of all things Gypsy-jazz. Has the greatest Gypsy record-label in the history of the world! Fascinating collaboration with Vertavo String Quartet on CD "Vertavo"...
Though I've only heard 1 CD from this wonderful gypsy-guitarist, I can say that of all the gypsy-players out there, Francis sounds more like the great
Matelot Ferrett than any other...This site is in French, so if you want to read it in English, you might want to use
Alta Vista's Translation Site.
It don't come much better than this. No-one passionate about Django-style playing should be without the CD's Moreno Bolero, Yochka, & Romano Baschepen!
The spirit of his music permeates every one of my radio-shows...the patriarch of Gypsy-jazz....
Entertaining Hot-club album from the States, Raul is one hell of a guitarist (and writer). Features great clarinet playing from Bob Reitmeier...You can buy the CD from this site...
One of my favourite tracks of all-time is to be found on this Oud-player/Guitarist's CD "Gitans". "Hommage to Matelot" which also features Francis Alfred-Moerman is just that - a most exquisite & befitting hommage.
ROSENBERG, JIMMY (Sinti, Gypsy Boys etc)
Virtuoso gypsy-guitarist at the age of 9 months. Well, almost...His album "Sinti" (Sony)
is almost too fast, but still well-worth having.
ROSENBERG, STOCHELO (The Rosenberg Trio)
ROUSSIN, DIDIER (Paris Musette)