Django à la Créole Live! (2014)
...seven years down the road the band sounds just as effervescent and creative and inventive as the day the music of New Orleans was born."
Raul da Gama for “Jazz da Gama”
- Douce Ambiance
- Riverboat Shuffle
- Dear Old Southland
- One for the Duke
- Solid Old Man
- The Mooche
- The Crave
- Manoir de Mes Rêves
- Songe d’Automne
Total Time: 74min
About This Music:
For the third and final CD featuring my Europe-based quartet Django à la Créole that performed between 2007-2015, we had the last four concerts of our 2012 season professionally recorded. The best tracks were arranged into a concert-length experience.
Our friends at Frèmeaux and Associates in Paris enthusiastically helped us finish the production, complete with an extensive booklet in French and English. They also produced the previous two CDs of the group, Finesse and our eponymous recorded debut.
LIVE! is arguably the most "New Orleans" of our efforts, but it still reflects our original concept of a "Creolized" approach to Django Reinhardt's music and brand of swing.
Release Date: March, 2014
Evan Christopher, Clarinet
David Blenkhorn, Guitar
Dave Kelbie, Guitar
Sebastien Girardot, Bass
Recorded on tour in the UK on 24-27 October 2012
Engineered by Dylan Fowler
Tracks 3, 9 & 11: Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan, Wales
Tracks 2, 4, 5 & 7: Gwynn Hall, Neath, Wales
Tracks 1 & 10: Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton, England
Tracks 6 & 8: The Plough Arts Centre, Gt Torrington, England
Mixed & Mastered by Dylan Fowler at Studio Felin Fach
Produced by Dave Kelbie (LeJazzEtal Records) in cooperation with Frémeaux & Associés