January 4, 2011

Mark O'Connor On Mountain Stage (NPR, 1/03/11)

Once a student of hot-jazz progenitor Stephane Grappelli, O'Connor has always preserved and innovated within the jazz manouche traditions set by Grappelli and Django Reinhardt.

Returning to Mountain Stage to perform some uptempo swing music, O'Connor brings the latest incarnation of his Hot Swing band to Mountain Stage. Joined by vocalist Heather Masse, bassist Gary Mazzaroppi and the dual guitar attack of Frank Vignola and Julian Lage, O'Connor touches on some standards, showcases his guitarists and vocalist, and puts three of his own compositions on display in this performance recorded in January 2010.


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Posted by Orrin Judd at January 4, 2011 5:24 AM
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