Reinier Voet & Pigalle44 - Swing For Bop (2004)
MP3 320 Kbps | 60 min | 119 Mb
Genre: Gypsy, Swing | Label: Hot Club Records
Personnel: Reinier Voet (guitar); Gert Wantenaar (accordion).As with most of the guitarists recorded by the Hot Club label, Reinier Voet's style and sound are similar to that of Django Reinhardt. What is different about the set on Swing for Bop, other than having Gert Wantenaar's accordion in the place of a violin, is that the repertoire is often quite boppish. Voet explores six of his own tricky originals, five Django songs (including the lesser-known "Fleche d'Or" and "Place de Brouckere"), two standards and three obscurities. Some of the performances are duets and trios without the accordion but, no matter what the instrumental setting or the source of the music, it holds one's interest throughout. Reinier Voet's variety of arrangements, solos and settings keep one guessing as he stretches the Django Reinhardt tradition a bit.