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Manouche with gulyás or fish and chips

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maugein96

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In another thread the matter of manouche style jazz came up, and its association with Paris.

If you cant hear it in Paris, try Budapest, London, or probably any other major European city, as your local manouche band is ready and waiting to transport you to the romantic Seine, the Danube, or even the more romantic Thames. The truth is that the genre is popular enough, throughout Europe at least, to generate various bands who are dedicated to the music.

No they arent French, have probably never played in Paris, and the music isnt genuine, but they just get on with playing it.

I realise that the forum is well served by the members Swing of France, and they are top notch performers. These clips are in no way an attempt to undermine their popularity, and Ive only posted them to illustrate that the manouche revival style is also popular outside of France.

Hot Club of Hungary:-
Jonny Hepbir Quintet (England):-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpl0rCX_nlM

I dare say there may well be better (or worse) manouche bands than these, all over the globe, but IMHO they do their own job of recreating that old sound. The Hungarian banjo player does a credible job of singing in English, considering his speech impediment. Main thing is they enjoy what they do.

Finally, if youre ever in Bucharest you might hear this guy, Soren Rosen, a local Rabbi, bringing out the gypsy in him:-
 
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