Les Doigts de l'Homme
2010 was the 100th anniversary of Django Reinhardt's birth, and Les Doigts de l'Homme wanted to celebrate their main inspiration by returning to their Gypsy Jazz roots with "1910". On this, their third album, and in their current live act, they put on a new show around Django's repertoire but with the Les doigts de l'Homme touch. The arrangements are complex, inspired and beautiful. Wanting to create a collection of music that is popular and accessible for the mass public, the interpretation remains fluid, clear and musical. The emotion, the sensibility and the dream is omnipresent.
This is a superb band, displaying exceptional technical skill and musicianship: a great reminder of the beauty of Reinhardt's legacy and an affirmation of its relevance in contemporary jazz. One of the top albums of the year!
Bruce Lindsay, All About Jazz