So, there is a thread for Deep Banana Blackout which means that Fuzz Fuzzman could be back on board. He is absolutely amazing! But, better then him bringing the funky bananas to the line-up, his project with his wife, Carrie Sangiovanni, Caravan of Thieves is absolutely amazing gypsy jazz group and should be considered as well.Here is my review of one of their residency shows in NYC
: http://tinyrager.com/2010/09/02/caravan ... -08-31-10/
First, if you don't know who Django Reinhart is, then you need to Google that musician and listen to his gorgeous sound. Then check out some videos of this group. I think we can all agree that there is no other group in our community of music that is giving us access to Django's sound in such a great way. And not only are they the only one's keeping the gypsy jazz spirit alive, but THEY ARE GREAT AT IT. SO MUCH SPIRIT!
To top it off, they are by no means traditional in their approach. They are quirky and do exciting coves, dress in period clothing, get CRAZY (kind of like how Trombone Shorty's peoples dance all over the stage and on their backs). It's just an overall fun, great, interesting time. I think it would open some people up to that style and that is an important style that we can't let die.
I endorse Caravan of Thieves 210%