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Music, All Shook Down Wednesday's Pick: Gaucho and Michael Abraham Jazz Session

Wednesday's Pick: Gaucho and Michael Abraham Jazz Session

​GauchoMichael Abraham Jazz SessionAmnesia8 p.m., freeThe term "gaucho" commonly refers to nomadic South American cowboys, which is pretty indicative of how the San Francisco band Gaucho plays its version of Gypsy jazz: in Gaucho's hands, le jazz manouche is left…
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Calendar, Night&Day Total Date Night

Total Date Night

Our Django Reinhardt appetite has been whetted by sweltering jazz band Gaucho — its regular Wednesday gigs at Amnesia overflow with inebriated young pleasure-seekers. Gaucho, like its brethren the George Cole Quintet and the Fishtank Ensemble, is heavily influenced by…
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Calendar, Night&Day Forget Shelter, Gimme Asylum

Forget Shelter, Gimme Asylum

Texas is a cradle of civilization. After all, the Lone Star State gave the world Bob Wills, Wes Anderson, Danny Elfman, the Butthole Surfers, and the Asylum Street Spankers. The Spankers' god wore dungarees, a spiked leather wristband, and hepcat…
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Music, All Shook Down LastNight: Django Reinhardt stylist John Jorgenson at the Freight

LastNight: Django Reinhardt stylist John Jorgenson at the Freight

So ASD digs Django Reinhardt, mostly because of the name - Django, Django! - but also because his guitar work is insane. Anyways, John Jorgenson -- who played Django across from Charlize Theron hit the Frieght last night, and…
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Music, Gypsy Jams

Gypsy Jams

Django Reinhardt played like no one else. Born in a Belgium caravan and raised on the open road, the Gypsy jazz guitarist developed an irrepressibly upbeat, saucy swinging style that sounds as fresh today as it did when he first…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

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In the 1930s, Belgium-born Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt wowed Parisian cafe crowds with a sassy, soulful, unprecedented approach to jazz that combined lyrical melodies, hip-shaking rhythms, and jaw-dropping solos. Seventy years later his music lives on in the white-hot six-string…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

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Gypsy-bred guitarist Biréli Lagrène was all set to be the next Django Reinhardt. A child prodigy, he picked up the six-string at the age of 4 and was improvising jazz riffs three years later. By 14, Lagrène had released his…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

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In the early '90s, London six-string slinger Robin Nolan founded an acoustic jazz trio with bassist Paul Meader and percussionist Nema Lopes to perform songs in the Gypsy swing tradition of the legendary Django Reinhardt. The combo soon left the…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

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Jazz fans may know saxophonist James Carter as the brash upstart Wynton Marsalis unceremoniously fired a few years back for stealing his spotlight onstage. With almost always over-the-top solos and an ultra-natty sartorial style, the 31-year-old Detroit native has drawn…
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Review

The Hot Club of Cowtown Tall Tales (HighTone) Two-steps. Waltzes. Romantic -- nay, maudlin -- themes of rural life and innocent love. It seems that western swing is music for simple people with really smart feet. Do not be fooled.…
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8 1/2 Souvenirs /The Derailers Although you may have a hard time deciding between snakeskin cowboy boots or patent leathers, you've got to put on your dancing shoes for this show, which pairs two of Austin's hottest acts -- 8…
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