Two virtuosos of the strings sought and found each other: On the one hand, the master guitarist from Mönchengladbach, Joscho Stephan, on the other, the German-New-Zealander double bass player Olivier Holland. Ever since the 1990s, the paths of these two exceptional musicians have crossed in joint projects. The two artists always find new ideas and inspiration for their playing, which gave rise to a collaborative studio effort, where the two artists bundled their creative energies to form an exciting fusion style that also gave the album its title: "Gypsy Meets Jazz."
The two musicians are joined by Stephan's father Günter on rhythm guitar, bass Max Schaaf, violinist Sebastian Reimann and percussionist Thomas Kukulies. Together they create a fascinating musical kaleidoscope with compositions by the two string virtuosos themselves and refreshingly interpreted classics by Bireli Lagrène and Charlie Parker, Chick Corea and Django Reinhardt. "Gypsy Meets Jazz" shows two brilliant trailblazers engaging in an extremely creative and highly entertaining excursion that enriches both genres in a fascinating manner.
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Joscho Stephan: solo guitar, rhythm guitar
Olivier Holland: double bass, electric bass
Günther Stephan: rhythm guitar
Sebastian Reimann: violin
Max Schaaf: double bass
Thomas Kukulies: percussion