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Kingsleyhk

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Just listening to this guitarist (French?) who plays very much in the Reinhardt style - nothing wrong with that! He has a great sax player in some of his stuff on the album Just the Way You Are. Anyone know who the sax player is?
 

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Just listening to this guitarist (French?) who plays very much in the Reinhardt style - nothing wrong with that! He has a great sax player in some of his stuff on the album Just the Way You Are. Anyone know who the sax player is?

Here you go mate ... :)

Live Jazz Festival Vitoria - Gasteiz | 13 July 2010...

Bireli Lagrene ~ Guitar
Frank Wolf ~ Sax
Jurgen Attig ~ Bass
Didier Lockwood ~ Violin

Setlist:
~ Just The Way You Are
~ After You Have Gone
~ Pentup House
~ Nuages
~ Barbizon Blues
~ Minor Swing
~ Performer Didier Solo
~ Autumn Leaves

Part 1 ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjNxztERFRc
Part 2 ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cfh9cs2l7Ik
Part 3 ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbABJDLzHgk
Part 4 ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOjK2Z-xl_w
Part 5 ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5ApRqD0ZD4
Part 6 ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7SRpKa-_Jc
Part 7 ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9Fbd_UBfZg
Part 8 ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bvopQXnSQk
Part 9 ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eO83Nmw_y4
Part 10 ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdPDMnXR3tk
Part 11 ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_whdHZnfu7g
Part 12 ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtHc5h_nDaQ
 

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Nice to see Birelli laying back a bit. In the past he's been too "incendiary" a player for me. Technique takes over and taste goes out the window. This is lovely playing. "Nuages" sounds great played on tenor, one of my all time favourites. I do love Django, tasteful and barking mad at the same time.
 

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I agree with you about Lagrene - as with many modern jazz layers, technique can overwhelm taste. Fortunately, not a problem I have, since I have neither taste nor technique. Ah, artistic freedom!
 

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I agree with you about Lagrene - as with many modern jazz layers, technique can overwhelm taste. Fortunately, not a problem I have, since I have neither taste nor technique. Ah, artistic freedom!

Taste and technique are not essential, as long as you have some good gigs. And money.

I actually sort of liked the electric Birelli from the past.
 
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Riversax

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i agree that some of the modern guys are a bit OTT - chops running amok.

I really like Patrick Saussois, Rodolphe Raffalli, Philippe Nedjar, plus the old 'uns like Paul Vidal, Matelo Ferret, Moermann etc. But for sheer charm and swing it's Django every time.
 

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