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Tony Green: Gypsy Jazz

Maybe the world doesn’t need another Django disciple, but Green-who also happens to be a talented visual artist-wields his acoustic guitar with finesse and flair over the course of this 11-tune set. While he includes a few Django covers (“Nuages,” “Cavalerie,” “Bolero”) most of the material consists of his own arrangements of tunes not associated with the great Gypsy. Likewise, Green’s instrumental work-supported throughout by rhythm guitarist Gregor Sneddon and bassist Vitus Paukstaitis-includes a healthy share of Django-derived licks and nuances but for the most part bristles with original ideas that typically flow freely as his solos unfold.

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