Angelo Debarre - Ludovic Beier
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2005 Le Chant du Monde
Angelo Debarre on Guitar
Ludovic Beier on Accordion
Tchavalo Hassan on Rhythm Guitar
Chiqito Lambert on Rhythm Guitar
Antonio Licusati on Bass
Nono Reinhard on Rhythm Guitar
Pascal Sarton on Bass
Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
July 5, 2005
This is a scintillating, sensational, 16-track CD, fusing the accordion and guitar of Django Reinhardt aficianados, Ludovic Beier and Angelo Debarre, with heart-throbbing, hot Swing. The extensive ensemble of guest artists on rhythm guitar and bass create a party ambiance for listening or dance.
#4 – Entre Amis – Composed by Angelo Debarre. With a Brazilian Samba entrance, this engaging title song flashes with lightning, thanks to Debarre’s frenetic fingering. Generous accordion solos allow shifting leads to this effervescent theme.
#8 – Troublant Bolero – Composed by Django Reinhardt. With some exotic percussion, a true Django Reinhardt composition unfolds with Debarre’s electric entrance. Beier’s accordion keys wax in heavenly tremolos in an echoing, embellished theme.
#11 – Passion – Composed by T. Murena and J. Colombo. This piece is an Argentine Milonga. The hypnotic melody races across the accordion, substituting for the bandoneon, a similar instrument, requisite in Tango events. The twirling, fluid dance is rapturously realized.
#15 – Mirages – Composed by Ludovic Beier. Beier’s mellow accordion solo work is romantic and rich, with a wistful, entrancing mood. At times Beier’s lone accordion evolves into a fully blended orchestra!