With this volume Romane pays tribute to the wealth of French song: picking up melodies from his childhood and popular songs by Piaf, Distel or Trenet, the guitarist also signs some of his finest compositions. Accompanied by Christophe CravEro (some wonderful choruses on guitar and violin), Romane teams up again with fantastic rhythm partners Yayo and Fanto Reinhardt, and Pascal Berne on double bass, who have been alongside him since the “Acoustic Quartet” recording (cf. Vol.7 of the complete Romane, FrEmeaux FA545). Elegant swing, an innate feel for melody and composition_ they all come together to incarnate grace in making Romane a central figure in French swing jazz. His influence, in the same spirit as Django, continues its spread around the world_ like excellent French cuisine! Augustin BONDOUX Four years after “Elegance”, an album that sealed their friendship and musical entente, in 2004 Romane and Stochelo Rosenberg went back into the studios with a quartet to make this “Double jeu”. Recorded with StEphane Huchard on drums and bassist Marc-Michel Le BEvillon, their album cast new foundations in the avant gardist trend that was part of gypsy swing, a genre that, at the time, was still inflexible over its traditions. Their new record was no longer “merely” a tribute to the music of Django: this was also a homage to his innovative spirit, and who to do that better than two “sacred monsters” of the genre named Romane and Stochelo Rosenberg? A must-have album for all guitar fans.
Romane - French Guitar. Integrale Romane Vol. 10
Datum: 1 april 2016
Label: Fremeaux & Associes
Formaat: Compact Disc