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Duets for Django - Live @ Concert Jazz CD

The Live Album Released 6th June 07 - Paul Vernon Chester right with Nick Mellor - Rhythm Guitar
'Duets for Django'
recorded at Live @ Concert Jazz, Thame on 14/03/07 (Paul's Birthday)

This celebration may account for the Manouche Magic captured by Jake Kirkpatrick
Just to let you know how delighted we are with the final product. As anticipated the recording quality is top notch and the packaging looks great.  Love the colour scheme. Nick's guitar works well for the tweaked volume. Notwithstanding the CD works really well. Many thanks for your hard work Jake and I feel we have a recording that truly reflects our performance ideals. It's only when you hear the audience at the end of each track you realise this is a live recording! I feel the same tension that I felt at the gig!
Very well done mate, you know your stuff. - Paul Vernon Chester.

This gives a great insight to Paul's compositions, faultless technique and ability to improvise inventively on a chord structure.
The listening audience were so enraptured that their presence is only apparent in the enthusiastic applause at the end of each number.

Track Listings are
Douce Ambience
Chez Jacquet
Autumn Leaves
Lady Be Good
St Louis Blues
Mona Lisa
Blues en Mineur
Django's Waltz
September Song
Minor Swing

MP3 Samples - Here are some tempting morsels of the live performance @ Concert Jazz in Thame for your delectation.

Anouman - composed by Django - a reflective and beautiful slow tempo number.

After Your Gone complete with mid flight apology for a chance string break as a result of Paul's relentless attack on his guitar (hence unreleased as a track)

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Many thanks for the CD, I am very impressed and is a great reminder of a great concert.- Martin

CD received. - I had expected it to be good, but I wasn't prepared for it to be quite so delightful as it is. Paul Vernon Chester is probably fed up with people paying extravagant compliments on his playing, I would be obliged if you would pass on my congratulations on a truly masterful example of the Manouche guitar style - John McCarte

Yes, Paul is a brilliant player, recall his great show at L'espirit Manouche 2003!...Cheers, Phil

Audience Appreciation on the Night.
Great gig much enjoyed by all - Ade

Great gig last night.  Thoroughly enjoyed it. Jill

We thought last night's gig was absolutely fantastic!    Well done you for getting such a magnificent duo to Thame....thank you so much.   We wondered whether a recording was being made of the event, and if so, will it eventually be for sale, and by whom?   We bought two CD's last night, but would love to have a 'live' one in our collection - Trude & Bernard

The concert last night was outstanding. Paul was such an unassuming guy but an incredible artist.  We were all in awe of the performance and technical ability of the musician  - you should be justly proud of presenting Jazz concerts of this quality; thank you.  Tim bought me one of the CDs and I've just listened to it and want to find other CDs produced by Paul.  -  Sheila

just to say we really enjoyed the gig, has he ever played with Christian Garrick?  That would be awesome!  Salutations, Jules.


Acoustic Magazine
Dec/Jan      New Music - Duets for Django
This live recording features a dozen pieces in the ‘gypsy jazz’ style of Django  Reinhardt, and is an excellent showcase for one of the UK’s foremost exponents of the genre. With some sympathetic backing on rhythm, this is jazz and swing played on Manouche guitars with plenty of soul, skill and style. Check out the video clips on his website. - Graham Hazelwood

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