As the popularity of bluegrass music increases around the world, collaborations with virtuosic players from outside the genre become more common. In particular, musicians from other folk styles often find common cause with bluegrass pickers, and usually the fondness goes both ways.
Spanish banjoist Lluís Gomez shared this video of himself with celebrated gypsy jazz guitarist Valentí Moya performing Indifference by Tony Muréna and Joseph Colombo. Oriol Gonzàlez is on mandolin and Maribel Rivero on bass.
The tune is a standard from the gypsy jazz repertoire, or as it is more commonly called in Europe, manouche, from the French word for gypsy. It’s in the waltz musette form which served as a basis for much of the earliest manouche jazz recordings in the 1930s and ’40s.
Lluís was also excited to announce his participation in the first Barcelona Bluegrass Camp next March as part of the Al Ras Bluegrass & Old Time Festival. Classes will be offered for banjo, guitar, harmonica, and fiddle.
More details can be found online.