Fapy Lafertin New Quartet
Avant-premiere of a brand-new album with great finesse
The new album ‘Atlântico’ by the Fapy Lafertin New Quartet will be released later in 2020, but one can already experience the new songs in avant-premiere at the Djangofolllies festival!
Fapy Lafertin, guitar maestro of the gypsy jazz world, is surrounded in this brand-new original project by Belgian musicians from the latest generation: Alexandre Tripodi on violin, Renaud Dardenne on guitar and Cédric Raymond on bass.
They perform with great finesse a repertoire of swing, choro and own compositions, full of divergent and surprising soundscapes. Fapy Lafertin, known for his very delicate and expressive interpretations, will also play the unique instrument that is the Portuguese guitar.
Fapy Lafertin is undoubtedly one of the most important and purest representatives of the Django style. Growing up in a community of musicians, this virtuoso very quickly became a devout follower of the music of Django Reinhardt. He played in various musical combos (Waso Quartet, Quintette du Hot Club de France ...) before embarking on a solo career and performing on different stages throughout Europe and the United States. He has co-starred with renowned American jazz musicians such as Charlie Byrd, Scott Hamilton, Al Casey, Milt Hinton and Benny Waters.
Lafertin has an amazing guitar technique, while always keeping the melody in mind. He has not turned out to be a prisoner of the past by following Django's style. On the contrary, he makes Django’s music sound more modern than ever before.
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WithFapy Lafertin: guitar, portuguese guitar
Alexandre Tripodi: violin
Renaud Dardenne: guitar
Cédric Raymond: double bass