Monday, November 21, 2016

Fapy Lafertin & le Jazz (94-96)

The venue was the Concorde Club in Eastleigh near Southampton, recently celebrating its 50th anniversary as a jazz club. The date was 5th October 1987. The hosts were a newly-formed, unknown Hot Club style quartet from the west of England called Quartet Le Jazz. The specially invited guest was the celebrated Manouche guitarist from Holland Fapy Lafertin, already established in the UK as the lead guitarist with the Belgian band Waso and at the time without doubt the most famous European Gypsy musician since the death of Django Reinhardt. What followed was an artistic partnership lasting ten years, hundreds of appearances Europe-wide, a dedicated following of admirers from all over the globe, and an influence which in the early 1990’s took this little-performed but widely loved style of music from performances in clubs, pubs and wine bars to captivating concerts on stages throughout the UK and the continent of Europe. Another further achievement of this musical relationship is the release of perhaps two of the most influential albums released in the style in modern times. Viewed by many as the best Gypsy jazz albums since the last recorded releases of Quintet of the Hot Club of France, they reinforced the quintet’s reputation and in some part continued the resurgence of the style amongst musicians and audience alike that was started by Waso in the 1970’s. This double album, initially released as two single CDs back in the first half of the 1990’s, were the first on the Lejazzetal label and were to define the style of the record company ever since. It now has a worldwide reputation as one specialising in capturing the best ‘live studio’ performance from some of the world’s leading musicians.
Le jazz was formed in the west country of England in 1986 by Pete Finch and Steve Elsworth. Tony Bevir joined very soon after and in early 1987 they became a quartet with Dave Kelbie.

Source : http://www.lejazzetal.com/web/content/artist.php?artist_id=22

Fapy Lafertin
&
Le Jazz

Tracks

Cd. 1

Swing Guitars

1 I’ve Had my Moments (Donaldson, Khan)  3’05
2 I Wonder Where my Baby is Tonight (Donaldson, Kahn)  2’43
3 Besame Mucho (Velasquez, Skylar)  5’22
4 Vous qui passez sans me voir (Hess, Misraki, Trénet)  4’04
5 Swing Guitars (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2’21
6 (Je suis) Seul ce soir (Durand, Casanova, Grosjean)  3’27
7 Puttin’ on the Ritz (Berlin)  3’02
8 To Each is Own (Livingston, Evans)  5’05
9 Diminushing (Reinhardt)  3’09
10 Minor Swing (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  3’00
11 La Défense (Sharpe)  3’31
12 Que reste-t-il de nos amours (Trénet)  4’30
13 Swing Guitars (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2’47
14 Anouman (Reinhardt)  5’59
15 Puttin’ on the Ritz [previously unissued] (Berlin)  3:11
16 (Je suis) Seul ce soir [previously unissued] (Durand, Casanova, Grosjean)  4:38
17 I’ve Had my Moments [previously unissued] (Donaldson, Khan)  3:34
18 Minor Swing [previously unissued] (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  3:06
19 Anouman [previously unissued] (Reinhardt)  6:23

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Personnel
Fapy Lafertin - ld g
Steve Elsworth - vl
Pete Finch - g
Tony Bevir - b

Recorded at Dumpers House, Chew Magna, Avon ; November 11-14, 1994

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Cd. 2

Hungaria
Featuring Bob Wilber

1 My Melancholy Baby (Burnett, Norton)  3’06
2 Twelth Year (Reinhardt)  3’03
3 Songe d’automne (Joyce)  3’48
4 Time on My Hands (Youmans, Adamson, Gordon)  3’37
5 Billets doux (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2’35
6 Russian Lullaby (Berlin)  2’52
7 Stardust (Carmichael)  4’16
8 Hungaria (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  3’23
9 Liebestraum (Liebestraum n° 3) (Liszt)  3’10
10 Swing 42 (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  3’58
11 Stockholm (Reinhardt)  3’40
12 Notes noires (Lafertin)  2’18
13 What a Difference a Day Made (Grever, Adams)  3’41
14 Viper’s Dream (Allen)  3’13
15 Black and White (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2’53
16 J'attendrai [previously unissued] (Olivieri, Rastelli, Poterat)  2:36
17 Loverman [previously unissued] (Davis, Ramirez, Sherman)  4:46
18 What a Difference a Day Made [previously unissued] (Grever, Adams)  3:45

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Personnel
Fapy Lafertin - ld g
Steve Elsworth - vl
Dave Kelbie - g
Pete Finch - g
Tony Bevir - b
Bob Wilber - cl [# 3, 10 & 11]

Recorded at Dumper House, Chew Magna, Avon ; August 19-25, 1996
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This double album, initially released as two single CDs back in the first half of the 1990’s, were the first on the Lejazzetal label. Viewed by many as the best Gypsy jazz albums since the last recorded releases of Quintet of the Hot Club of France they were recorded with a single ribbon microphone from circa 1938 and featured without doubt the most famous European Gypsy musician since the death of Django Reinhardt.

Source : http://www.lejazzetal.com/web/content/news.php?news_id=50&artist_id=22

27 comments:

wouter said...

a MOST welcome upgrade for me of these two great albums!

thank you very much, mel!

Kndnsk said...

Excellent! Thanks a lot :)

LaroSwing said...

Wow! Excellent post!
To my ears Fapy's the best modern gypsy player and is difficult to find on the web with a good sound quality. Thank you again Melanchthon!

itr said...

Many thanks, Mel.
Greetings from "Hungaria" (Hungary)

jazzuk said...

Big thanks Mel

PlantDoctor53 said...

Thank you Mel; Fapy is a favorite here.

Lalo said...

An amazing post!
Thanks so much

ita diegues said...

Gracias Melanchthon.

the doc said...

gracies and thanks!! looks great!

Blue Eyes said...

Fantastic! Thank you very much for this double album Melanchthon!

Orbyt said...

Yes, Fapy is a favourite. Mille mercis Mel.

rontich said...

I can't find passwords!!
Does somebody know them?

ASDLR said...

Are there passwords to unzip the files ? If so, does anyone have them ? Thanks much comrades.

deGallo said...

Thank you.

ProfessorCalculus said...

Another goodie. Thanks

indigonoir said...

Thank you.

Jazzsoulman said...

Thank You

Nigel said...

Mel, Thanks for this one...I've owned the original CD issues for close to 20 years and they are among my favorites. For anyone who wishes to have the two missing tracks from "Swing Guitars" left off this reissue (the two vocal tracks), here they are, along with scans of the original artwork:

http://www.mediafire.com/download/umskt3xs0oukl2w/extras.zip

Melanchthon said...

Thank you very much, Nigel. I will use your scan right now...

Melanchthon said...

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musician3 said...

EXCELLENT...........................THANK YOU FOR ALL

Fred Archtop said...

Many thanks Mel for this nice release.

Prof. Yaffle said...

Many thanks

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Hi,
Thank you Mel!!
Pedro

Gil said...

J'ai hâte d'écouter,Merci.

flyingfinger said...

Great stuff as always, and glad to see you online!

inamist said...

Merci, super!