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Romane: Ombre

The French-born Romane is a guitarist playing in the Gypsy jazz tradition. This album, his third, but the first to my ears, is an absolutely delightful excursion into a magical world.

Though clearly under the spell of Django Reinhardt, Romane is not merely an imitator. He plays with panache and swing, and develops a style of grace and old-world wit.

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