JW, thanks for your honesty! I am really glad that you shared all the thoughts you had while seeing the post and that you decided to listen.
As we have both bluegrass and gypsy jazz all through our lives, I tend to forget that there is such a big separation between the two worlds. In my view the two styles have a lot in common, though perhaps not the musical theoretical basis, but the strong instrumental skills they both require, the basis of improvisation and the jamming that comes with it gives them a similar ‘vibe’. It is great to see that both styles get more attention as bluegrass is expanding in Europe (I try to do my share, but we still need MORE banjo’s here!) and gypsy jazz grows in the US.
I don’t want to start any discussion on similarities/differences between styles here, because they both are unique on their own and in the end you like a sound or not and I’m glad that you liked it !
Thanks again for your thoughts! Next time I will share an all-bluegrass tune…