Live at Birdland 2012

Live at Birdland 2012

by Django Festival Allstars
     
 

The Django Festival was founded in 2000, so this Live at Birdland 2012 set winds up being a celebration of an institution -- a party honoring the enduring strength of the event, as well as Django Reinhardt's legacy. Here, the Schmitt family behind this celebration -- father guitarist/violinist Dorado and his guitarist son Samson -- playSee more details below

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The Django Festival was founded in 2000, so this Live at Birdland 2012 set winds up being a celebration of an institution -- a party honoring the enduring strength of the event, as well as Django Reinhardt's legacy. Here, the Schmitt family behind this celebration -- father guitarist/violinist Dorado and his guitarist son Samson -- play with two other family members, accordionist Ludovic Beier, violinist Pierre Blanchard, bassist Xavier Nikq, cellist Jisoo Ok, two other guitarists, and a saxophonist, almost all of whom are sharing the stage for the first time in the U.S. The difference between the Schmitts' approach and some other Django disciples is that this group writes original music within the style of Reinhardt, so this feels like part of a tradition while subtly expanding it. But, the fun in Live at Birdland 2012 isn't quite so intellectual -- it's great to hear these players interact, enjoying their interplay and lively rhythms. It's sophisticated good-time music.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/18/2013
Label:
Three's A Crowd Ent.
UPC:
0045635923966
catalogNumber:
5001

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Tracks

  1. Swing Gitan  - Dorado Schmitt
  2. For Pierre  - Dorado Schmitt
  3. Balkanic Dance  - Pierre Blanchard
  4. Nuages  - Dorado Schmitt
  5. Valse En Exil  - Doudou Cuillerier
  6. El Dorado  - Dorado Schmitt
  7. Manoir De Mes Reves  - Dorado Schmitt
  8. Out of Nowhere  - Dorado Schmitt
  9. Camping Car  - Pierre Blanchard
  10. Song For Ettore  - Amati Schmitt
  11. Bronson's Song  - Bronson Schmitt
  12. Pat's Waltz  - Dorado Schmitt
  13. Them There Eyes  - Samson Schmitt
  14. Melissa  - Samson Schmitt
  15. Bossa Dorado  - Francko Mehrstein

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Django Festival Allstars   Primary Artist
Pierre Blanchard   Violin
Anat Cohen   Saxophone,Guest Appearance
Ludovic Beier   Accordion,Bandoneon
Dorado Schmitt   Guitar,Violin
Samson Schmitt   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Amati Schmitt   Guitar
Bronson Schmitt   Guitar
Jisoo Ok   Cello
Doudou Cuillerier   Rhythm Guitar
Francko Mehrstein   Rhythm Guitar
Xavier Nikq   Bass

Technical Credits

Django Reinhardt   Composer
Pierre Blanchard   Arranger,Composer,Art Direction
Ettore Stratta   Producer
Jack Globenfelt   Executive Producer
Johnny Green   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Maceo Pinkard   Composer
Doris Tauber   Composer
William Tracey   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Ludovic Beier   Arranger,Art Direction
Pat Phillips   Producer,Liner Notes
Dorado Schmitt   Arranger,Composer
J. Greene   Composer
D. Reinhardt   Composer
W. Tracey   Composer
D. Tauber   Composer
D. Schmitt   Composer

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