Még egy kört! Gypsy Jazz Band
"One more round!" („Még egy kört!”) - a rather cheerful and slightly wealthier customer than the rest of the guests once called out to the waiter in a French pub in the first half of the last century. Gypsy-jazz music was playing in the corner, the place was full, and the guests were not about to go home... Gypsy jazz (also known as gypsy swing or hot club jazz) is a style of jazz developed by the Roma guitarist Jean "Django" Reinhardt in Paris in the 1930s. Originating from France, and as Reinhardt came from the Manouche Sinti clan, gypsy jazz is often called "Jazz Manouche" in French. The birth of the genre can be linked to the Quintette du Hot Club de France band, which was founded in 1934. The members of the band were Stephané Grap-pelli - violin, Django Reinhardt - lead guitar, Joseph "Nin-Nin" Reinhardt (Django's brother) and Roger Chapu - rhythm guitar and Louis Vola – double bass.
The band created a whole new sound that quickly became extremely popular, releasing hundreds of recordings in just a few years.
The main instrument in swing is the guitar. It is rare to see solo and duo performers, but the most common band line-up is at least a trio, consisting of a lead guitar and two rhythm guitars. The trio can certainly be expanded with additional guitars, or other instruments, traditionally violin, piano or double bass. A prominent representative of this genre in Hungary is the "Még egy kört!" Gypsy Jazz Band. This formation was born with the world-famous violinist Roby Lakatos, together with Roby's fellow musicians and the daughter of Roby, Myriam Lakatos Rácz, a singer with a wonderful voice.
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