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Djangosphere

by Djangosphere

Django Reinhardt and Thelonious Monk were two jazz originals. This album explores the connections between them and includes originals inspired by their idiosyncratic styles.
Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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1. Micro
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2. Place De Brouckère
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3. Baltic Blues
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4. Swing 48
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5. Djangology
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6. Anouman Round Midnight
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7. Chump Change
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8. Babik
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9. Diminushing
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10. Maybe It's the Moon
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11. Boo Boo's Birthday
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12. Duke and Dukie
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13. Little Rootie Tootie
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14. Bright Mississippi
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Kit Eakle is a jazz violinist and educator who resides in Point Richmond California. He also often hangs out in Vancouver and on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada and has played with innumerable jazz, rock, folk, classical, and world music groups, but his first love has always been jazz. He has been a longtime member of the Gypsy Jazz groups the Hot Club of Marin.

Kit has teamed up with veteran San Francisco guitarist, Mark Holzinger, who is perhaps best known as a western swing guitar player, having played for many years with Lost Weekend, an iconic Bay Area Western Swing band led by the legendary Don Burnham.

Eakle's idea was to show that Django Reinhardt's music not only established a new genre (Gypsy Jazz) but was also seminal in creating the vocabulary of modern jazz and Bebop. He perceives an affinity between the later Django compositions and the music of thelonious of Thelonious Sphere Monk. Both men wrote volumes of music that helped establish a new musical language. DjangoSphere demonstrates this affinity, and adds a pleasing western twang via the elegant guitar work of Mark Holzinger, putting him out front in an unusual setting that makes for a true blending of "Cool" and "HOT" beyond categorization.

Putting the gorgeous sound of violin in the angular, eccentric setting of Monk and Django adds to the mix in an amazing way, taking this far beyond the lyrical surface of Grappelli's style into a whole new universe!

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