Saturday, 24 November 2012

Swing 42: new CD Déboucher!

Thanks to Lluís Gómez in Barcelona for news of his new acoustic quartet Swing 42, playing manouche, bluegrass music, and beyond - or 'gypsygrass and blueswing' - and their new CD, Déboucher!, released by Red Pig Recordings.

Swing 42 consists of Lluís (5-string banjo), Valentín Moya (Manouche guitar), Oriol Gonzàlez (mandolin), and Maribel Rivero (upright bass). The eleven tracks on Déboucher! include original compositions by Gómez, Moya, and Gonzàlez, Mozart's 'Turkish march', David Grisman's 'Dawg's bull', Bill Monroe's 'Jerusalem Ridge', 'Farewell blues' (brought to bluegrass by Flatt & Scruggs), and more.

It can be heard and bought at Cd Baby, and is also available at two Barcelona stores: L'anima del vi and Guitarland. The Swing 42 website includes a video of the band in performance at the 22è Festival Reus Blues, and an introduction by French banjo maestro Jean-Marie Redon.