Rocky Gresset

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
The Gypsy swing music of Django Reinhardt and St├ęphane Grappelli of the 1930s has been kept alive by various European jazz musicians in the decades since Reinhardt's death in 1953 and Grappelli's in 1996. For the most part, the young guitarist Rocky Gresset continues Reinhardt's approach in his debut effort as a leader, utilizing a quartet with violinist Costel Nitescu and rhythm guitarist Matheu Chatelain, with bassist Jeremie Arranger taking over on two tracks. Gresset doesn't really break new ground in his treatments of standards like "Time on My Hands," "Just One of Those Things," and "Blue Skies." One of Reinhardt's songs, "Webster," is an obscurity dating from the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
The Gypsy swing music of Django Reinhardt and St├ęphane Grappelli of the 1930s has been kept alive by various European jazz musicians in the decades since Reinhardt's death in 1953 and Grappelli's in 1996. For the most part, the young guitarist Rocky Gresset continues Reinhardt's approach in his debut effort as a leader, utilizing a quartet with violinist Costel Nitescu and rhythm guitarist Matheu Chatelain, with bassist Jeremie Arranger taking over on two tracks. Gresset doesn't really break new ground in his treatments of standards like "Time on My Hands," "Just One of Those Things," and "Blue Skies." One of Reinhardt's songs, "Webster," is an obscurity dating from the guitarist's post-World War II years; Gresset and Nitescu offer impressive solos. While most of the music is Gypsy swing, Gresset switches to electric guitar for an impressive rendering of Wes Montgomery's "Jingles," which adds some Gypsy elements into the driving bop vehicle. He also plays electric guitar in an upbeat swinging setting of "Here's That Rainy Day" and the late Michel Petrucciani's upbeat Latin-flavored gem "Looking Up." This is an impressive beginning for Rocky Gresset.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/12/2010
  • Label: Dreyfus
  • UPC: 764911694221
  • Catalog Number: 36942

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Way You Look Tonight - Rocky Gresset (2:49)
  2. 2 Blue Skies - Rocky Gresset (3:49)
  3. 3 My Foolish Heart - Rocky Gresset (4:39)
  4. 4 Jingles - Rocky Gresset (3:25)
  5. 5 Dream Of You - Rocky Gresset (4:36)
  6. 6 Looking Up - Rocky Gresset (4:31)
  7. 7 Just One Of Those Things - Rocky Gresset (3:32)
  8. 8 Ballade Pour Rose - Rocky Gresset (4:22)
  9. 9 Polka Dots And Moonbeams - Rocky Gresset (6:11)
  10. 10 Darn That Dream - Rocky Gresset (2:46)
  11. 11 Webster - Rocky Gresset (4:03)
  12. 12 Time On My Hands - Rocky Gresset (4:09)
  13. 13 Pour Toi - Rocky Gresset (1:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Diego Imbert Primary Artist, Double Bass
Thomas Dutronc Guitar, Guest Appearance
Rocky Gresset Guitar
Costel Nitescu Violin
Jeremie Arranger Double Bass
Mathieu Chatelain Rhythm Guitar
Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Jimmie Lunceford Composer
Wes Montgomery Composer
Michel Petrucciani Composer
Django Reinhardt Composer
Sy Oliver Composer
Vincent Youmans Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Rene Ameline Engineer, Mastering
Johnny Burke Composer
Eddie DeLange Composer
Francis Dreyfus Producer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Mack Gordon Composer
Cole Porter Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Victor Young Composer
Christian Pegand Producer
Harold Adamson Composer
Rocky Gresset Composer
Edward Moran Composer
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