This article is part of a series entitled “A Beginners Guide To Gypsy Jazz...
GYPSY JAZZ AFTER DJANGO
Stephane Grappelli and Django did play again together after the war but both were now pursuing different musical paths. Stephane had a long and varied musical career after his partner Django had passed away.
In the 1970’s Gypsy Jazz and the Hot Club style of music was experiencing interest from a younger audience. In 1973 Grappelli was enticed back to his Hot Club days performing with a new breed of guitarist. His performances at the time were met with rapturous audiences and led to a resurgence in the popularity of Gypsy Jazz.
Since then, the fire and passion for Gypsy Jazz has been kept stoked by a series of incredible musicians and their own interpretation of the genre.
These days the music played by Gypsy Jazz musicians is a mixture of old and new. The music of Django is ever present, blended with old and modern jazz and swing, waltzes, ballads and Bossa’s.
Here are a few to listen to–
The Rosenburg Trio
Bireli Lagrene & Joscho Stephan