The Rosenberg Trio has been one of the most influential groups in
the Gypsy jazz revival. Their technique and musicality is matched by
few others. This video was shot during the early 1990s. Stochelo
Rosenberg was technically at his height during this period. Although he
has matured greatly as a musician over the years, it’s rare to seem him
play with the speed and ferocity you see in this video.
Most of Stochelo’s solo is based on Django Reinhardt’s famous 1947
version of Dark Eyes. This solo is memorized by all aspiring Gypsy
guitarists. All the special picking techniques and fingering required
to play this solo are explained in the book Gypsy Picking.
For more Rosenberg Trio and Stochelo Rosenberg see these CDs: Live
in Samois, Seresta,
at the North Sea Festival, Caravan,
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