"one irresistible rhythmic groove after another” - Don Heckman, LA Times
"sonic pleasures to be had." - Chicago Tribune
“immaculate musicianship” - fRoots Magazine, UK
Dr. Lonnie Smith says "I love Occidental Gypsy’s new CD 44070. The compositions and arrangements are uniquely creative. They perform with enormous heart and soul and have an original groove that is definitely worth checking out."
L.A. Times says “…irresistible, a virtual definition of an era when jazz was often described as “hot” music.”
Chicago Tribune says “celebrates the optimistic spirit that made Reinhardt-Grappelli an antidote to the tough times of pre-World War II Europe (and beyond)… the music-making – proved carefully considered and nimbly delivered."
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Occidental Gypsy plays an exhilarating blend of gypsy swing, jazz and world music that enraptures the listener with a complex acoustic sound, burnished by smooth vocals reminiscent of the first era of … [more]
2/15/2019 The Folklore Society of Greater Washington, Maryland (details TBD) 2/16/2019, Reeves Theatre, Elkin, North Carolina 2/17/2019, The Juggling Gypsy, Willimington, North … More Tour Dates