Our new bible, “Lylo,” lists all the weekly jazz events in Paris. We saw a listing for Angélo Debarre, a guitarist playing “Jazz Manouche” at l’Atelier Charonne, about a fifteen minute walk from our apartment.

As we now do, we googled Debarre, listened and within ten seconds, we were on our way.

The Atelier was beginning to fill up when we arrived. We ended up sitting at the bar for dinner and with the best seats in the house.

Angélo Debarre took the stage with an accompanying guitarist and a bass player.  Bingo! From the first notes we knew we had hit the jackpot.  In the tradition of Django Reinhardt, we were drawn into the music from the Gypsy world of wildly energetic and darkly chromatic music.  Now called Jazz Manouche.

It has often been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. So instead of describing Angélo Debarre’s playing, listen – it was recorded at the Atelier in December 2008:


One Response to “JAZZ MANOUCHE”

  1. This session of your Parisian lives is it’s own work of art. I am grateful for all your postings and thoughts and photos, to say nothing of Eugene’s socks.


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