The Dario Napoli Trio presentsThe Modern Manouche Project
The Dario Napoli Trio presents
The Modern Manouche Project
Although Sinti guitarist Django Reinhardt is the main inspiration behind the Modern Manouche Project, Dario Napoli, (Sicilian-born and Milan-based band leader, guitarist and good friend of Herefordshire’s own Remi Harris) and the other two members of his trio, Tommaso Papini (rhythm guitar) and Alex Carreri (bass) include elements of more modern musical styles. Notably, bebop, funk and modern jazz, in their version of gypsy swing that has been featured at some of the most prestigious gypsy jazz festivals (Django in June, Cloughtoberfest, Django sur Lennon, March Manouche) as well as Eddie Lang Jazzfest, Pisa Jazz, Valdarno Jazz, and Trasimeno Blues. The result is an unpredictable and exuberant sound that steals from various musical eras, leading you through a rich and vibrant sonic experience without ever totally abandoning the gypsy imprint of Django.
| Dario combines sound, elegance, virtuosity without excess and losing the fun of playing -|
Francis Couvreaux, djangostation.com (France);
Napoli ... can hold his own with Stochelo Rosenberg, Fapy Lafertin and other contemporary gypsy jazz masters - Patrick Ragains, minor7th.com (USA)