|Australian Gypsy Jazz CDs|
|There are many fine Gypsy Jazz musicians and bands in Australia and New Zealand. Below is a sampler of CDs available by these artists. Click on the link to contact the artist and order the CD.|
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|Django's Castle - Hank Marvin Gypsy Jazz|
|Hank Marvin will be appearing at the 2015 Ozmanouche Festival with his group Hank Marvin Gypsy Jazz. His new CD has been attracting rave reviews:|
"Marvin stands well out on every cut, Taylor the true swingin’ rhythm section. Mondia sandwiched in between, but a guy who comes out with killer solos as well, complementing Marvin or carrying on the melodics – in essence, playing Grappelli to Marvin’s Django. Forget about me choosing a favourite track, as every single cut is dauntingly gemlike."
(Fame Review by Mark S. Tucker)
Django's Castle is available from www.cdbaby.com/cd/hankmarvin
|Ups and Downs - Ewan MacKenzie|
|Ewan's first Manouche CD under his own name consists of mostly original material and features Jan Van Dijk on violin. |
Price $25 for CD, $12.00 download.
Order from https://ewanmackenzie.bandcamp.com/
|Live 2004 - Mystery Pacific|
|Jon is a fine guitarist from Melbourne. He plays in Ultrafox, the Furbelows and La Mauvaise Reputation, and he has still found time to record a solo album. It's a great sounding CD featuring guest accordionist Salvatore Greco.|
Price: $15 CD, $10 download.
Order from http://jondelaney.bandcamp.com/album/distance
|La Petite Manouche - Legacy|
|Robbie Averill and Burke Goffe met studying jazz in Christchurch, NZ, and formed La Petite Manouche - a guitar duo with influences of gypsy and modern jazz, creating a unique fusion of music. Influences range from Django to classical and baroque music, free jazz to fusion, celtic and world music, even popular and dance music. Legacy is their first album, released in 2011.|
Price: $15.99 CD, $9.99 download.
Order from http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/lapetitemanouche
|La Petite Manouche - Odd Times, Odd Places|
|Their second album is a step towards modern jazz from a more traditional gypsy jazz sound: original compositions with odd time signatures, exciting arrangements of standard and traditional tunes. Featuring international violinist Fiona Pears and Tim Sellars on percussion.|
Price: $15.99 CD, $9.99 download.
Order from http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/lapetitemanouche3
|Paris Dreaming - Rue de Cotte|
|Paris Dreaming consists of Ewan Mackenzie on guitar and Kay Sullivan on accordion. It will perhaps surprise listeners to recognise that almost all tracks on this CD are self-penned rather than covers and this reinforces their immersion in and understanding of this musical form. Here they re-invent Paris in the Australian imagination.|
Price: $20.00 CD, $10.00 download.
Order from https://ewanmackenzie.bandcamp.com/album/rue-de-cotte
|Gadjo Guitars - Two Down One Up|
|This album features Stan Valacos on double bass. Nigel Date on acoustic guitar (right channel) and Cameron Jones (left channel). We recorded in Stan's fantastic studio and have made every effort to make this sound as good as possible. The music is a mixture of old American jazz standards, a couple of Django Reinhardt tunes and some originals. The performances are all as an ensemble live in the studio.|
Price: $10.00 download.
Order from http://gadjoguitars.bandcamp.com/album/two-down-one-up