[Harp-L] Re: Gypsy Jazz Chromatic Harmonica

Yeah, there's only one other cut on "Portrait" (which is a compilation of other albums Jimmy appears on) that features Finn Hauge: "Dans Le Regard De Laura". He plays brilliantly on it, but it is a ballad (not sure how you define "gypsy fire" ;-)). It is from the album "Hot Shots", 1997. Maybe there's more of him on that one?

Would love to hear more from this guy!

- Slim.

David & Jackie Naiditch wrote:

Thanks for telling me about this album--Portrait of Jimmy Rosenberg. I've only heard Finn Hauge on the CD, "Hot Club De Norvege: Swinging with Vertavao, Angelo & Jimmy." Out of the 23 tracks, Finn only plays harmonica on 3 (Jimmy the Kid, Blue Strings, The Flying Dutchmn), and none of these tunes capture the typical "gypsy fire." (Although I love his playing.) From my search on Amazon, it seems that 2 of these tunes are also on Portrait of Jimmy Rosenberg. Please let me know which other tunes Finn plays harmonica on.

Best regards,
David Naiditch

On Nov 8, 2008, at 11:14 AM, Slim Heilpern wrote:

David & Jackie Naiditch wrote:

My next CD will probably be gypsy jazz, another genre where harmonica is rarely used (but where accordions are established).
Looking forward to hearing it!!!!

One of those rare cases is Finn Hauge, who I've heard play on a Jimmy Rosenberg album ("Portrait of Jimmy Rosenberg") -- he does a great job, making the chrom sound quite natural in the gypsy swing context.

- Slim.


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