Sunday, January 5, 2020

Two New Tribute Albums From Guitarists Stephane Wrembel and Albare

Award-winning guitarist Stephane Wrembel returns with his fifth volume of "The Django Experiment." The new album of cover songs will be released on January 23rd through his own Water Is Life Records label. The new release is also in celebration of the 110th birthday of the legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt.

The new nine-track release begins with the up-and-down scale work of "Improvisation #1," as Stephane does a masterful job on this opening song. The whole band gets involved in the jazzy flow of Reinhardt's "Nympheas," before going off script for the up-tempo swinging rhythm of Fats Waller's "Honeysuckle." Stephanen Wrembel and his band keep the energy flowing through "Daphne" and the scuttle groove of "Dinah," before tackling the eleven-minute build-up of the Duke Ellington classic "Caravan." Following the release of his new album Stephane Wrembel will head over to France for a couple of live shows before returning to the U.S. for an east coast tour. For a complete list of concerts and to find out more about his new album "The Django Experiment V," please visit

Brazilian pianist and composer Antonio Carlos Jobim was such an influence on jazz guitarist/composer Albare that he decided to pay tribute to Jobim with his latest album "Albare Plays Jobim." The new ten-song album was released back in December and finds Albare performing once again with some of his well-known fellow musicians on these timeless Latin jazz numbers. The album kicks off with the swinging rhythm of "One Note Somba," before slowing down for the graceful waltz of "Corcovado" and the beautiful acoustics of "Orfeu Negro." The wonderful orchestral sounds of "Double Rainbow" displays the amazing composing talents of Antonio Carlos Jobim, while "Brazil" showcases the artists' playful rhythms. To find out more about Albare and his latest release "Albare Plays Jobim," please visit

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