Daniel Givone & Swing Of France

Swing of France, the new-generation band that takes on the classics! After “Jazz Musette Strikes Back”, an album that set the scene for victory, this could be “Swing of France – The Return”! The western France combo is joined here by Daniel Givone, one of Django’s eminent heirs, for a tribute to the cult album “Manouche Partie”. Made in 1960 by the legendary accordionist Jo Privat (a jazz musette cornerstone), that one was a classic: it never went out of fashion, with every title a legacy of Swing… and every heir to the style has wanted to measure his own talent against it. Incredibly, that album is now unavailable, but this tribute more than makes up for it: no stylistic fl ourishes, no attempts at modern arrangements, and no repetition. The band Swing of France just transmits the emotions contained in the original melodies. The result is a marvellous success. Augustin BONDOUX and Patrick FRÉMEAUX
Play Manouche Partie FA8544