What Django Reinhardt started let no man (or woman) put asunder. Gypsy jazz (sometimes called “Manouche” after Django’s ethnic roots) is a hotbed of intensity recalling the vibe in clubs from 1930’s Paris that has come into its own with excellent jazz practitioners. Speaking of which, Dario Napoli leads Modern Manouche and their latest album,... Continue Reading →
Deer Head Inn: Host to Jazz Greats Since Forever in Delaware Water Gap, PA
The iconic image of your approach from Interstate 80 coming from New York City and going west is of the negative space between two massive mountains that form a backdrop behind the Delaware River. Delaware Water Gap – the first stop on the Pennsylvania side of the Interstate coming from New Jersey and NYC –... Continue Reading →
Throw a Look Behind Your Shoulder – Channeling Mancini et al. with Gabe Pope
Combine the smoothness of a dry martini with a slightly musky cologne and a starched collar: riffing off the vibe of Mancini and others makes Gabe Pope’s new album “Cool Composure” some welcomed time travel. He’s created music that feels like an orchestra is in your living room with original melodies activating a happy nostalgia.... Continue Reading →
Robin Phillips Resurfaces with “Re-Versed”
Robin Phillips (featured on this blog in 2018) once again delivers upbeat, fresh music even while re-visiting the past with his new album “Re-Versed.” The UK-based singer and pianist has selected some of the best jazz standards ever and adds a new layer of affection that gives fans more to love. His voice has its... Continue Reading →
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