Sunday, July 26, 2015

Mango fan Django

For your Sunday relaxation.  I met these guys last week, and they are phenomenal musicians...

From Mango fan Django's website:
Mango fan Django has been playing Gypsy Jazz in Colorado since 1998 and is known for a unique style of acoustic guitar swing that has delighted audiences of all ages.
Inspired by a Gypsy jazz style invented in the 1930's by guitarist Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France, Mango fan Django's sound also sends a wink and a nod to jump swing hepcats of the 40's, the sassy Caribbean and Latin bands of the 50's, 60's and beyond, and contemporary musicians from today's Gypsy jazz scene.
I've said it many times before and I will continue saying it:  We are in a golden age of non-corporate music not seen since perhaps the days of Charlie Poole and Woody Guthrie.  Yes, the Southeast has always had their string bands, the Mississippi Delta its bluesmen, but now with the internet, local acts can reach across the globe, and they don't have to please the corporate suits in LA to do it.

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