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Fantastic show with extremely talented musicians.
Reviewed by Elisabeth P.
06 February 2024
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A Wonderful Show- Emily Has A Wonderful engagement With Audience - Terrific Classic Program Of Pieces Giving A Bit If Stefan Grapellis Story . Accompanying Musicians Of Acoustic Guitar, Double Bass And Drums Were Excelkent Too . A Show Not To Be Missed- I Would Go Again And Even Enjoy A Longer Show
Reviewed by Glenda M.
05 February 2024
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Review by AJ Mahar | 07 February 2024

While probably most well known as Django Reinhardt’s sideman, Perth violinist Emily Gelineau, informed and showcased a legacy somewhat overshadowed.


With an unassuming entrance, Gelineau and her ensemble started shuffling immediately with the first number, I Got Rhythm. Tapping away with rapid hammer-ons and pull-offs while joyfully bopping and spinning with her instrument. Baroque-like melodicism was displayed during the second number, a slight hint of her previous training perhaps.


Insightful on both the playing and life of Stephane Grappelli, detailed stories of the man himself were regaled throughout the show. His time in the Quintette du Hot Club de France was covered early and briefly during the show, highlighting how short and early in his career it was.


Following a smooth tune of just violin and guitar, the rhythm section sounded considerably more settled. The musicians matched their volumes together well enough to not need such intense amplification for such a genre. Having said that, in a noisy Paris club in the late thirties, Django probably turned to Stephane and said, ‘Man, I wish we could be a little bit louder!’


Whilst an old-fashioned style of music, Emily Gelineau brings a youthful brightness and energy much needed in Jazz. An evening for the informed music lover.