Rodolphe Raffalli En Concert (2015)

by | Nov 7, 2015 | DVD & Blu-ray Video Reviews

Rodolphe Raffalli En Concert (2015)

Performers:  Rodolphe Raffalli, lead guitar/Sebastien Raoul Gastine/David Bouclette Gastine, guitar
TrackList: Le Grand Chêne Swing Minor Swing I Can’t Give You Anything But Love Sweet Georgia Brown Joseph ! Sa Jeunesse Sa Jeunesse Recado Manha de Carnaval Samba d’Orphée Samba d’Orphée Milord Milord Swing 42 Quiero Ser Tu Sombra Sur Ma Vie Them There Eyes Les Trompettes de la renommée Tu t’laisses Aller Les Yeux Noirs Les Copains d’abord
Studio: Fremeaux & Associates FA4029 [Distr. by Naxos]
Video: 16:9; compatible 4:3
Audio: Stereo PCM
Subtitles: English
Extras: 4 p. printed booklet
Length: 92 min.
Rating: ****

Videotaped “live” in October of 2014, the leading gypsy jazz guitarist  demonstates the immense range of his repertory, covering a variety of selections. His two brothers offer excellent support and there are many video closeups of his amazing and voluptous phrasing. He hear some Django Reinhardt standards, some Latin American, some pop songs, jazz of the swing and gypsy sort, and a variety of other tunes.

The small audience is shown in the pans at the end of many of the tunes. Good quality video thruout. And the tunes are all identified on the screen at the beginning of the tunes.

—John Sunier