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?
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!