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From France: Samson Schmitt

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JJ Rocks Article # 219: From France: Samson Schmitt

One of my favorite styles of music is Gypsy Jazz. And with Django Reinhardt being one of my heroes, Im very picky about selecting someone in this genre to write about. But Samson Schmitt from Lorraine, France is as good as it gets. And his gypsy Jazz band is the real deal.

When I first heard Tango for Piazolla, I was not only impressed by his high quality technique that is to be expected in this style, but also his sense of melodic phrasing. These two elements combined can have a huge impact on the ears of even the most musically educated listener. Authenticity and high level execution excel throughout his very expressive guitar playing. And with tones ranging from traditional Gypsy acoustic nylon string guitar, to the warmth of an electric with the treble rolled back, Samson Schmitt has all his elements in balance enabling him to change moods easily from track to track.

Im sure that anyone out there who loves this genre will be glad that they visited his site and took a good listen to a master at work. And we are proud to have him in our family of musicians that span the globe.
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