John Jorgenson

After You've Gone

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This release is a blend of the Django Reinhardt-Stephane Grappelli quintet of the Hot Club of France and David Grisman's Dawg music, the latter being no surprise since Grisman adds his distinctive mandolin to the CD. Jorgenson is a talented guitarist known for his tenure with Chris Hillman's short-lived Desert Rose Band, but he's also right at home with swing era gems like "You're Nobody's Sweetheart Now" and Reinhardt's "Mabel," and his own compositions "Red Shoelaces" and "Mirror In Blue" fit in beautifully. Violinist Daryl Anger, a veteran of Grisman's group and the Turtle Island String Quartet, is also no stranger to classic swing and performs well. Jorgenson's chops on clarinet may be news to some folks but he proves up to the task on a superb take of "I'm Crazy "Bout My Baby."

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