According to his official website, "(...) Lollo comes from an elite family of Gypsy players and is cousin to the great Fapy Lafertin and Stochelo Rosenberg. His goal: to carry on the music of Django, with a style and technique that’s traditional, melodious, lyrical, sensitive and joyful. His mellifluous compositions have a refreshing authentic Django flavour and are played with extraordinary talent, unique style and amazing suppleness that clearly reflects that he makes music he loves." Lollo Meier has his own ensemble, a quartet, and has recorded four CDs, most recently the two of them were released, PLACHTERIDA and FLEUR MANOUCHE. The PLACHTERIDA features Fapy Lafertin as second soloist, and Hans Koert has reviewed this splendid co-work between cousins in an earlier entry. - Here we'll set focus on the FLEUR MANOUCHE CD, recorded Jan.-Feb. this year.
The FLEUR MANOUCHE CD as well as the mentioned PLACHTERIDA with Fapy Lafertin is available for purchase at http://gypsymusic.nl, here you also have more info on other material from Lollo Meier.
To give you an impression of Lollo Meier's quartet in live performance, I found a video recording of a TV performance recorded recently - the 22 first minutes of the video feature the quartet, enjoy it!
For more info on Lollo Meier, pay a visit to his official website.
The legacy of Django Reinhardt and the inspiration drawn from the music and playing of this Gypsy genius lives on and is taken good care of by great, authentic musicians like Lollo Meier, who continues the tradition from Django in his own work. The FLEUR MANOUCHE CD featuring Lollo Meier and his regular quartet contains music that any follower of the Django tradition would like to add to his or her collection, timeless string swing excecuted in a convincing and most enjoyable way. - The Keep(it)swinging blog loves to inform you about these kind of important recordings and generally covers jazz and related music recorded 1912 - 2012.
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