I've spent the last few months recording and producing my first gypsy jazz album under my own name. I've written some tunes, and play arrangements of O Dewel, Me Hum Mato, and The Waves of the Danube. My own songs are fairly traditional - some swingers, some ballads, two waltzes, and an improvised solo thing inspired by the Bach solo violin pieces. I guess you'd say it sits fairly squarely in the Tchavolo camp
It also features some excellent Australian musicians that you may not have heard before, thanks to our relative isolation over here - Sal Greco on accordion, Sam O'Halloran on rhythm guitar, and Enzo Ruberto on bass.
If you have the time, head over and have a listen. I'd love to hear your thoughts - this is the first time that I've put out something in this style that is entirely my own conception.
Physical copies should be coming in a few weeks, so if anyone wants one of those, let me know.
Anyway, I don't want to make this a big sales pitch, but I've learned a lot from this forum in the last few years, and want to share some of that with you guys. I hope you enjoy the listen,
ps the forum seems to be embedding the player. To view it in Bandcamp and hear all the songs - click on the album title below.