Violin & Cello
Alain Grange joins DiJ this year holding down the low end of the trio Mysterious Travellers. But in that already different group, Alain might be the most different of all: a cellist in a genre dominated by guitars and violins. The cello has always been something of an unexplored gold mine in the Gypsy jazz world, and not just because they’re easier to carry than a bass: with a register that lets it span both some of the bass world and a part of the more traditionally melodic range, it does a fascinating bit of double duty here, and Alain carries both sides well. Back home in France, he teaches at Jazz À Tours. Here at DiJ Alain will work with violinists — and any cellists who want to explore a new role in the music!
Hear Alain’s work with the Travellers here:
(Mysterious Travellers play Django’s tune…)
and with the Eric Daniel Trio:
(Almeria, with the Eric Daniel Trio)