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Focus On: John Jorgenson

During his successful career as a session sideman, tour player and solo artist, guitar genius John Jorgenson has performed in a variety of styles. He formed the Desert Rose Band with Chris Hillman, put together the guitar "supergroup" Hellcasters and played behind artists that include Luciano Pavarotti, Bonnie Raitt, Benny Goodman and Elton John, who took Jorgenson around the world on a six-year tour. In his performance with his quintet at Happy Days Lodge, Jorgenson focuses on his true love, American Gypsy Jazz that rivals the master, Django Reinhardt.

This concert was recorded live at Happy Days Lodge in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park near Peninsula, OH in October 2008 by contributing producer Craig Adams.


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John Jorgenson Quintet - October 25, 2008

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Chris, At the 15:32 mark into the concert, he announces the band. It sounds like he says the violinist is "Jason Annick".

Posted by Craig Kyle on August 22, 2010.
Anyone know who the violinist is in this set? Incredible.

Posted by Chris Lewis on July 12, 2010.
John Jorgenson emulates the style, tone, phrasing of the master of gypsy jazz, Django Reinhardt better than any other North American guitarist. It is a true pleasure listening to John and his supporting musicians playing the music of Django Reinhardt.

Posted by Patrick Longmire on May 02, 2009.
Is man & band are most deditcated, professional, and so enjoyable to listen to . JUST SIT BACK AND ENJOY............

Posted by PAUL SKRAK on December 27, 2008.
Not all concerts are available for download -- some are stream only.

Posted by Steven Allison-Bunnell on December 15, 2008.
I love this!

Posted by Thomas Morrison on December 06, 2008.
This is a teriffic concert...I enjoyed it completly.

Posted by Dale Carpenter on December 01, 2008.
Excellent concert.

Posted by Parker James on November 29, 2008.
***** 5 stars, worth listening to.

Posted by Joan Curtis on November 27, 2008.
Wow ! Great recording.

Posted by Mike Stiles on November 27, 2008.

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