Keeping it in the family does have its romantic appeal when that family is strings.
Conjure up such gifted manipulators as Jon Larsen, Finn Hauge, Per Frydenlund, and Sven Aarbostad and jazz seems to engage in a free-fall flow of fine compositions. Django Music by Hot Club De Norvege collects this free-fall and extracts the purity of Django Reinhardt string jazz methodology.
With occasional harmonic exchanges which are a welcome addition, the string arrangements from cut to cut are unique and very personable. Keying in on the Django experience with respect, they bring that music back to life with a modern fervor.
If you wish to spin out of control, push play on "Joseph, Joseph" and experience the passionate overdrive of the Hauge violin; along with the steady solo bass influence of Aarbostad, one incredible and joyous technical journey.
You will receive the same pulse with Django’s "Swing 42" arrangement. The attitude with this performance is the guitar stylizing and the arrangements there in. The glue of this performance is the dialogue within.
Django Music is free of commercial influence and shies from compromising its religious intensity of classic roots. These cuts are a complex but hold that cohesive execution of the string process, with that old school mentality. An engaging triumph!