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Jazz Gitan - Live at the Placerville Public House

The all-acoustic ensemble Jazz Gitan plays a modern variant of 1930-1940’s Django Reinhardt-inspired gypsy jazz.
They carry on the tradition of gypsy swing created by Django together with Stephane Grappelli during their domination of the Paris jazz scene. Composer and lead guitarist Don Price mixes a cascade of original sounds with the Parisian influence. The music includes latin, blues, swing, and original styles combined to create a unique foot tapping and high energy experience. The title track from the CD, "Djangit", was included on Hot Club Records magnificient collection of the latest Django
influenced musicians from around the world, called "Django Festival 9."
Jazz Gitan consists of Don Price on lead guitar with Giorgi Khokhobashvili on violin as
the primary tour de force, with rotaing rhythm and bass players. The music is heavily
influenced by the Reinhardt/Grappelli mix in the Hot Club of France, as well as the popular
music of contemporary players in this genre such as Bireli LaGreneJohn Jorgenson,
Robin Nolan, and The Rosenberg Trio. Don’s original compositions inspire in a way that
very little music does. He has lavished such care on each melody, built each arrangement
with such lapidary precision and pared away anything extraneous, the music becomes
sculpture-esk. It has weight, density, gravity. This is serious music...and deeply moving,
whether it be a ballad or a "barn" burner.