Magazine article Acoustic Guitar

My Room

Magazine article Acoustic Guitar

My Room

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Reinier Voet & Pigalle 44

My Room

Pigalle

Musical alchemist mixes modern jazz with Django Reinhardt

Gypsy jazz can be a stodgy, hidebound genre tethered hand-and-foot to the style laid down in Paris in the 1930s by founders Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. Then, along comes a guitarist of the caliber of Reiner Voet, who injects more modem jazz sensibilities into the grand old lady, bending without breaking the traditional mold. He makes a tune as tired and overplayed as "Minor Swing" sound fresh and alive again.

A musical alchemist, Voet demonstrates a thorough grounding in classic Gypsy jazz, but infuses his lines with the alerted scale mentality of the bebop Django had started to pursue before his death. …

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