Product no.: 319.1520.2
"Contrastes" - with the 5-string banjo played by Steve Louvat, the mandolin played by his brother Jefferson, supported by bassist Michel Vrydags and in some pieces enriched by the fiddle of Byron Berline and the flat-picking guitar of Thierry Massoubre - is an album, that delivers thrilling high-speed bluegrass. Nonetheless, not only purists will be enthusiastic over it. This is because the CD including 15 instrumentals offers, alongside music in the "classical" bluegrass style, a successful musical mixture of Irish music, klezmer, blues and even interesting and appropriate borrowings from baroque music. Thus the instrumentals on this album merge together to form a musical unity - despite all contrasts.
banjo, fingerstyle guitar: Steve Louvat