Gypsy Rendezvous, Vol. 2

Gypsy Rendezvous, Vol. 2

by The Dynamic Les DeMerle Band
     
 
Les DeMerle and his wife, vocalist Bonnie Eisele, released a previous album of Gypsy jazz-inspired pieces back in 2009 that showed some hints of greatness when DeMerle and Eisele were able to combine effectively with their Gypsy jazz counterparts, and a bit of musical confusion when they weren't able to meet in the middle. Here, the two factions work together much

Overview

Les DeMerle and his wife, vocalist Bonnie Eisele, released a previous album of Gypsy jazz-inspired pieces back in 2009 that showed some hints of greatness when DeMerle and Eisele were able to combine effectively with their Gypsy jazz counterparts, and a bit of musical confusion when they weren't able to meet in the middle. Here, the two factions work together much more cleanly. Where DeMerle and Eisele had a tendency toward power in the past, they've replaced it with more grace. The lighter touch fits well into the ideals of Gypsy jazz and its focus on finesse, and allows the Gypsy Pacific quartet to provide outstanding backing tracks for the songbook entries of the album. The real star, though, as in the previous album, is the Gypsy Pacific band itself. In some instances, they still feel out of place (but sometimes simply disappear, which is suitable when Djavan's modern Brazilian pieces are inserted into the set), but when they're allowed to do just what they're meant to do -- an old ballad from Django Reinhardt himself, a hot ensemble piece in "Limehouse Blues" -- they can recall elements of the Hot Club of France, and that is something worth hearing in itself.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/20/2011
Label:
Origin Records
UPC:
0805558259821
catalogNumber:
82598
Rank:
289919

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dynamic Les DeMerle Band   Primary Artist
DeMerle   Drums,Vocals
Paul Martin   Bass
Keith Davis   Piano
David Choy   Soprano Saxophone
Tom Conway   Guitar
Bonnie Eisele   Percussion,Vocals
Sal Godinez   Piano
Willy Wainwright   Violin
Marcus Johnson   Bass
Phil Benoit   Guitar

Technical Credits

Bill Dana   Composer
Djavan   Composer
Django Reinhardt   Composer
Max Roach   Composer
Matt Dennis   Composer
DeMerle   Producer,Liner Notes
Edith Piaf   Composer
Oscar Brown   Composer
Jerry Bock   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
Bob Thiele   Composer
George David Weiss   Composer
Douglas Furber   Composer
Philip Barham   Composer
Robert Arthur   Composer
Bonnie Eisele   Producer
Jake Rohrer   Engineer,Liner Notes
John Bishop   Layout

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