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Hot Club De Norvège: Django Music

The spirit of Django Rein-hardt is carried on by this charming Oslo-based quartet. Guitarists Jon Larsen and Per Frydenlund, both sporting Maccaferri-style acoustics, are genuine interpreters of Django’s Gypsy jazz. Larsen supplies the single-note flash while Frydenlund plays rhythm. But the secret weapon here is Finn Hauge, who plays sweet, Grappelli-esque violin on Django staples like “Coquette,” “Swing 42” and “Nuages,” then doubles on Toots-like harmonica on “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love.”

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