Originally posted on April 9, 2008
Acoustic guitarist Simone Guiducci has a number of CDs to his credit. The one I’ve been listening to is from 2001—Django’s Jungle (Splasc[h]). This is his tribute to the great gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and it shows off Simone’s subtle skills well.
The band at full strength is a 7tet on this disk, and they hold their own. Not every tune is a gem and sometimes the music borders on European café music (but then again you could say the same for Django’s repertoire at certain points). However this is a very pleasant listen and Simone is no slouch on his instrument.