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Gypsy (& Gypsy-Flavoured) Groups
Kálmán BALOGH
If you enjoy the sound of the Cimbalom (its a melodic percussion instrument in the Dulcimer family that sounds kinda-like a wrecked piano!) you can't go past Kálmán Balogh, a Gypsy virtuoso on all forms of the cimbalom. Gypsy Jazz - his new album on Rounder, is a must-own - an incredible fusion of styles & sounds!

BRATSCH

CAFE NOIR
" ...this is a group that can shift, in the blink of an eye, from a loping jazz groove to a gypsy dance to a rolling Texas swing...at its core, Cafe Noir's music has a European flavor, comfortably blending the elegant swing of the Hot Club of France & the passionate energies of Hungarian gypsy music with the precision of classical technique..."

GOULESCO, LIDA

GYPSY SWING PROJECT
Intriguing Hot Club music with oriental flavouring! (from Japan)

HICKS, DAN
In the early 70's, Dan Hicks came out with some classic albums, that have stood the test-of-time!! Witty, fun, those-amazing-vocal harmonies, great guitar-playing from John Girton...and can buy the CD's from this site...

LES YEUX NOIRS

MONSIEUR CAMEMBERT
My wonderful band!

OPUS 4
Fantastic group from France - haven't yet heard the albums, but the few tracks I've heard indicate they're one of the hippest Gypsy groups around!

PARIS COMBO
Incredible French group - their debut CD is a perfect album. Potzi plays fantastic Gypsy style guitar, Belle has an amazing voice, and thats just the start! Great song-writing, great musicianship, great spirit, great recording-quality; a totally original fusion of styles & sounds!

POLYTOUR
Whisks you off to France...A consistently beautiful debut album..And you can buy it at this link-site!

TARAF BORZO
Wonderful fusion of Gypsy styles - look forward to hearing the whole CD!

WASO

TITI WINTERSTEIN QUINTETT
The greatest gypsy-swing group in history!!!Why??? Well, Titi Winterstein is, I believe, the greatest living jazz-violinist. I have certainly never heard a better gypsy-guitarist than Lulu Reinhardt, nor a better jazz-accordionist than Klaus Bruder... (to be continued....)