You love it or hate it.
While I never would play a full DJ set only with gypsy jazz tracks, I love to mix a few of them into my sets.
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Personnel: Antoine Franchi (vln), Paul Brenner (p), Marcel Bianchi (solo g), Maurice Rosenberg (g), André Mégewand (b), Jerry Thomas (d).
On a site note: Marcel Bianchi was a legendary French gipsy swing guitarist. He used to be a member of Django Reinhardt's band, the Quintette Du Hot Club De France.
In the 1940s, Bianchi started to play with Jerry Thomas' band on neutral ground (Switzerland) to escape WW2.
Source: garagepunkinc.blogspot.nl/2012/04/the-hula-hawaiians-discography.html (Many thanks to Superheidi for the link!)
Jerry Thomas was a Swiss drummer and bandleader, born September 11, 1909 in Pully, nearby Lausanne Switzerland.
According to this article (thanks again Superheidi!) was Jerry Thomas very popular all around Lake Geneva.
Unfortunately, I couldn't find a complete biography or any other informations about Jerry Thomas.
If you have any sources (books, links etc.) please leave a comment.
Title: Flying Home
Artist: Jerry Thomas Swingtet
Recorded: March 1945, Basel Switzerland
Album: Saga Jazz: Jazz à la gitane, Vol. 3 (Round About Django)
Tempo: 191 bpm
Dance: Balboa, Lindy Hop
You can find all the songs of the series also on my Spotify playlist.
Official hashtag of the series: #djcsotw
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