Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Fapy Lafertin - Fleur de Lavende

Fapy Lafertin was born in 1950 in Courtraie in Belgium into the Gypsy community of Manouches. He started playing guitar at the tender age of five years. He was in a trio with his brother on guitar and his father on violin playing traditional Manouches music. Later he performed with the “Piotto” orchestra playing gypsy style and the “Hot Club de France” repetoire. In the late seventies he was a founder member of the group WASO with Koen de Cauter (reeds), Albert Vivi Limburger (rhythm) and Michel Verstraeten (acoustic bass). Fapy is without doubt one of the finest exponents of the “Django” style. Not that he plays note for note versions of Django’s tunes, he takes the core of the music and brings to bare his own style upon them in such a way as to breath new life into them. Our hero also plays the Portuguese style “Fado Music”, incorporating the difficult 12 string “guitarra” tuned BB-AA-EE-BB-AA-DD, also he plays the violin, mandolin and harp. Makes you want to puke doesn’t it. Fapy has taken the deliberate display of technique (which a lot of us strive for) and thrown it out the window, it no longer matters. What comes across is the emotion of the piece. Which, I’m sure, is what makes his music so accessible to so many people. Many people who are new to the style are drawn in through Fapys playing

Source :

Fapy Lafertin
Fleur de Lavende
Vintage Guitar Series vol. 13


1 Beguin the Beguine (Porter)  3’16
2 Please be Kind (Cahn, Chaplin, Jambia, Herpin)  3’30
3 China Boy (Winfree, Boutelje)  2’57
4. Lisboa nao sejas francesa/Variaçiones em sol maior (Nunes)  2’42
5 Nature Boy (Ahbez)  6’06
6 E luxo so (Barroso, Peixoto)  3’50
7 Rêverie (Lafertin)  3’25
8 Fleur de lavende (Lafertin)  4’45
9 Lucia (De Jong)  5’42
10 Variaçiones sobre o fado lopes (Nunes)  2’19
11 Regy (F. Lafertin)  2’00
12 Brazilian Melody (trad.)  2’42
13 Variaçiones no fado paloma (Nunes)  2’22
14. Valse d’Argentine (trad.)  2’20
15 Tango for Django (Grisman)  2’46
16 Wonderful You (Sharp)  4’00


Fapy Lafertin - g
Flip Krajenbrink - g
Hadi Mouallem - vl
Simon Planting - b

Recorded at Studio 88, Hilversum (Holland) ; between October 19 & 21, 1990
Fapy Lafertin plays an original Selmer guitar, “oval-hole” n°451, from 1938 [# 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 15 & 16] ; a Portuguese 12-strings "guitarra" by Manuel Cardoso (tuned : BB, AA, EE, BB, AA, DD) [# 4, 10 & 13] ; & a acoustic/electric classical guitar by Theo Sharpach [# 6 & 14]. Flip Krajenbrink plays an original Selmer-Maccaferri guitar “D-hole” n°145, from 1935 [# 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 15, 16] ; & a classical guitar 'Ìorst Dietrich' [# 4, 6, 10, 13 & 14]

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Orbyt said...

Vive Fapy! Vive Melanchthon!

deGallo said...

Fleur de Lavende ... Fapy...tremendous!

Blue Eyes said...

Yeah, vive Mel!...I'll check this album, merci!

jazztap said...


Philo said...

Fun music, well recorded. Love that Hot Club sound! Thanks Mel.

Diego Mena Carmona said...

Thanks for this present, could I have the pass?

Diego Mena Carmona said...

Thanks for this present, could I have the pass?

Cyriac D said...


Est il possible de re-uploader l'album..?

La meilleure collection de la toile ce blog!!


Melanchthon said...

adakun said...

Gracias Mel por esta Flor de Lavanda y !!FELICES FIESTAS¡¡

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks Mel

Cyriac D said...

Un grand grand merci!!