José Lucchesi: a mysterious tango musician (made in Brazil)

José María Lucchesi was born José Marcos Lucchesi in Sorocaba, Brazil, in 1897. Lucchesi played mainly the accordion, but also piano, harmonica and guitar. Lucchesi went to France in the 1920s and became a French citizen in 1942. He died in Paris on February 10th, 1989. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I049Yqu519M Very little information on Lucchesi is available on… Continue lendo José Lucchesi: a mysterious tango musician (made in Brazil)

Les Enfants de Django [fvll film]

Gypsy jazz inherited of Django Reinhardt, sometimes called Gypsy swing, is the only non-american form of jazz recognized by the people who created Jazz. A purely French Jazz, that has crossed many borders, a festive and happy music that now belongs to more than a people’s patrimony. Different generations of his most brilliant heirs shares… Continue lendo Les Enfants de Django [fvll film]

TCHAVOLO SCHMITT – Tchavolo’s Spleen

Tchavolo Schmitt (born 1954 in Paris) is a gypsy jazz guitarist. Schmitt performed as a member of various ensembles in the 1970s. Then he settled in Strasbourg and left the professional circuit for a time, releasing solo albums in 2000. He played Miraldo in the Tony Gatlif film Swing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzM9WsG-zpc In 2000, he released the… Continue lendo TCHAVOLO SCHMITT – Tchavolo’s Spleen

OSCAR ALEMÁN: Vida Con Swing (documental 2002)

Oscar Marcelo Alemán (February 20, 1909 – October 14, 1980) was an Argentinian jazz multi instrumentalist, guitarist, singer, and dancer. Alemán was born in Machagai, Chaco Province, in northern Argentina. He was the fourth child of seven born to pianist Marcela Pereira, a native Argentine, and Jorge Alemán Morales, of Uruguayan descent, who played guitar… Continue lendo OSCAR ALEMÁN: Vida Con Swing (documental 2002)

DJANGO REINHARDT: Three-Fingered Lightning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQhTpgicdx4 Uniquely, Django Reinhardt fits several simultaneous archetypes. He is the streetwise kid turned celebrity. He is the miraculous surivor of an accident who went on to overcome his handicap. He is the illiterate who used musical notes as a universal language. He is the whimsical musician who defied every setback. Django was already a… Continue lendo DJANGO REINHARDT: Three-Fingered Lightning

Minor Swing, Les Yeux Noirs, Nuages & more: Best of DJANGO REINHARDT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUiRtFRzbxQ Dinah : 00:00Sweet Sue : 02:40Blue Drag : 05:39Limehouse Blues : 08:35Charleston : 11:24The Sheik of Araby : 14:19St. Louis Blues : 17:29Minor Swing (1937) : 20:18My Serenade : 23:38Night and Day : 26:44Sweet Georgia Brown : 29:28Honeysuckle Rose : 32:38Black and White : 35:34Appel indirect : 38:41Improvisation N°2 : 41:42Swing 39 : 44:26I'll… Continue lendo Minor Swing, Les Yeux Noirs, Nuages & more: Best of DJANGO REINHARDT

The Platinum Collection – Oscar Alemán

Oscar Marcelo Alemán (February 20, 1909 – October 14, 1980) was an Argentine jazz guitarist, singer, and dancer. At the age of six, Alemán joined the family ensemble, the Moreira Sextet, and played the cavaquinho, a chordophone related to the ukulele, before taking up the guitar. The group travelled to Buenos Aires to perform at… Continue lendo The Platinum Collection – Oscar Alemán

Les Yeux Noirs – Pomplamoose ft. The Vignes Rooftop Revival (Django Reinhardt cover)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfiqW1WaGbw Dans tes grands yeux noirs Je me suis perdu J'attends un regard Le coeur suspendu Je t'aime tellement fort Toi qui me fais si peur Est ce un mauvais sort Ou la mauvaise heure Et autour de nous Chantent les tziganes Tout le monde s'en fout S'enivre au champagne Dans tes beaux yeux noirs… Continue lendo Les Yeux Noirs – Pomplamoose ft. The Vignes Rooftop Revival (Django Reinhardt cover)