Thursday, January 14, 2016

Christian Escoudé - Live at Duc des Lombards

One of today's finest Gypsy jazz guitarists, Christian Escoudé was born in France in 1947. His father had a great love for Django Reinhardt, which in turn deeply influenced his son. He became a musician at 15 and quickly developed his melodic sensibilities by mixing rock with Gypsy influences. In 1976, he was awarded the Prix Django-Reinhardt by L'Académie du Jazz. Throughout his career, Escoudé has collaborated and performed with some of jazz's greatest artists, including Charlie Haden, Stan Getz, Bill Evans, and Freddie Hubbard. Always true to his roots, he released the jazz-fusion single A Suite for Gypsies (1988) in memory of Gypsy children who died in Nazi camps and has regularly teamed up with both Babik and David Reinhardt in various tributes to Django.

Source :

 Christian Escoudé
Live at Duc des Lombards


1 Goin' Down Broadway (Escoudé)  10:31
2 Anthropology (Parker, Gillespie)  9:44
3 Desafinado (Jobim, Mendonça)  12:34
4 Navigue Loin (Escoudé)  11:53
5 What a Wonderful World (Weiss, Thiele)  7:54
6 Salsa Away (Escoudé)  7:49
7 Theme for Emmanuel (Thomas)  16:35


Christian Escoudé - g
Emmanuel Bex - org
Bruno Ziarelli - dr

Recorded live at Duc des Lombard, Paris ; April 23, 24 & 25, 1996.


Bhowani said...

ok , resistance is futile for me

thank you beaucoup mel !

Auggie said...

I have the thing he did with Charlie Haden, Gitane, and this looks most intriguing. Thank you.

Guelda said...

Christian Escoudé - Live at Duc des Lombards

Hello Mel, thanks for sharing this one ! The album seems very nice and I love the configuration with organ, and of course Christian has a great and personal style. But sometimes the organ sound is a bit "aggressive" to my ears (cf. the 1st song).

All the best

LaroSwing said...

Merci pour cet album de Christian Escoudé que je ne connaissais pas...

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fcapeau said...

Great post, Mel ! It missed my collection for a long time .... Many thanks

Melanchthon said...

deGallo said...

Nice! Thank you.

ProfessorCalculus said...

Thanks again and again

AmyBRAINS said...

Yes, Melanchthon.
Many thanks again and again.

Fred Archtop said...

Merci Mel. Christian est un as.