A very European group of surely four of the most recognisable international Classic jazz musicians in recent years.
With a vast range of interests and a collective résumé which reads as a who’s who of current early jazz, the quartet delve into the vault of the infamous Onxy Club. Some of the most compelling, undeniably hard-swinging recordings to come out of New York in the mid 30’s by the fabulous ensemble led by Stuff Smith, one of the most distinctive voices in jazz and preeminent jazz violinists in history..
TCHA LIMBERGER needs little introduction. Award winning multi-instrumentalist and vocalist acclaimed and much loved across musical genres, celebrated within the jazz and world/folk music worlds equally as a singer and instrumentalist. One of the most important figures in folk music of the Carpathian basin as well as being a prominent figure in the jazz world known for world class original improvisations and powerful swinging vocals.
JEROME ETCHEBERRY is fresh from the success of his widely celebrated homage to the great trumpet master Louis Armstrong, Satchmocracy. Stuff smith cited Armstrong as his primary influence and Etcheberry, probably Europe’s most exalted trumpeter, stamps his mark of excellence firmly on this project with his customary exquisite tone, timing and energy.
It’s hard to imagine a drumless ensemble without DAVE KELBIE and SEBASTIEN GIRARDOT completing the musical circle. This highly respected rhythm section has performed with numerous projects on main stages of festivals across the globe. Not least Django a la Creole and Don Vappie & Jazz Creole. Lauded universally for their flexibility & variety of swing and the solidity of their accompaniment, Tcha’s description of this long-standing and proven bi-nome seems even more appropriate in this setting: “The Rolls Royce of Rhythm Sections”.
Tel Aviv New Orleans Jazz Festival
[Jérôme Etcheberry] Undeniable brilliance
[Tcha Limberger] Tcha Limberger seems to be made entirely out of music
THE OBSERVER UK
[Jérôme Etcheberry] one of the leading French jazz musicians
COULEURS JAZZ FR
[Tcha Limberger] The polymath virtuoso Tcha Limberger is the king of Gypsy music
SUNDAY TIMES UK
[Dave Kelbie’s] rhythm guitar is undoubtedly one of the best in the world
[Sébastien Giradot] Swinging with impeccable taste
JAZZ DA GAMA CANADA