Django à la C​ré​ole - Finesse (2010)

 ​J​AZZ ALBUM OF THE YEAR    FOR 2010

​SUNDAY TIMES of London

Track Listing:

  1. Tropical Moon
  2. Finesse
  3. Riverboat Shuffle
  4. Django à la Créole (based on Improvisation #2)
  5. Solid Old Man
  6. Songe d’Automne
  7. Jubilee
  8. Creole Eyes
  9. Féerie
  10. Mood Indigo
  11. Passaporte Ao Paraiso (Passport to Paradise)

Total Time: ​63min

​About This Music:

T​his is the second studio recording of my acoustic quartet Django à la Créole. ​I made a significant change from the first recording after a couple seasons of touring ​that left me wanting more balanced interplay between David Blenkhorn's guitar and myself.  ​Moving him to electric guitar was a ​ shift ​​​that allowed ​us to explore Django's later work, ​and gave us ​an even broader pallet​ of textures and dynamics as well.


​The band's sound became even more elegant and we found a niche with venues that programmed chamber music more than "jazz" which suited me just fine. The band took our first trip to Japan, and we had some small successes with larger festivals in France.


I don't know that I agree with it being regarded as a "jazz" album, but it's probably my favorite of our three recordings.

Album Info:

Release Date​2010 – (Frémeaux & Associés FA527)


​​Evan Christopher – Clarinet
Dave Blenkhorn – Guitar
Dave Kelbie – Guitar
Sebastien Girardot – Double Bass


Recorded at Studio Felin Fach (Abergavenny, Wales) by Dylan Fowler


Produced by Dave Kelbie & Evan Christopher


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