Fapy Lafertin & Le Jazz

Fapy Lafertin – the most celebrated Gypsy guitarist of the last 30 years and widely recognised as the heir to Django Reinhardt’s crown. The much loved Manouche guitarist from Holland Fapy Lafertin, remembered worldwide as the lead guitarist with the Belgian band Waso, UK-based Quartet Lejazz, and countless other lineups.

Multi-instrumentalist Lafertin has a global reputation, and not just within the confines of Gypsy jazz. As one of the world’s leading acoustic musicians, composers, and arguably one of the greatest Gypsy guitarists he was responsible for the resurgence of the Django’s style amongst musicians and audience alike with his first band Waso in the 1970’s. After nearly fifty years of performing, his modesty, melodic sense, fiery technique, and clarity of articulation distinguish him from the plethora of other Django stylists.
With the British Quartet Lejazz, Lafertin released in the early 90’s arguably two of the most influential albums released in the style in modern times – historic recordings that are as majestic for their music as they are for their sound – and viewed by many as the definitive Gypsy jazz albums since the last recorded releases of Quintet of the Hot Club of France.

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PERSONNEL

FAPY LAFERTIN – Guitar
STEVE ELSWORTH – Violin
DAVE KElBIE – Guitar
PETE FINCH – Guitar
TONY BEVIR – Double Bass


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PRESS

Lafertin is the legitimate heir to Django’s crown
BOB WILBUR USA
Fapy has a sound that might even have made Django envious … a mature guitarist at his peak
VINTAGE GUITAR MAGAZINE USA
With his fiery technique and strong melodic sense, Lafertin takes the recreation of ’30s music one step further
ETUDES TZIGANE FRANCE
Lafertin delves into the realms beyond Django
GUITAR TECHNIQUE USA

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