Spyglass Gypsies

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    Spyglass Gypsies album in a 4-panel gatefold wallet. Cover art by John Hardaker at Project X Graphics

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about

The album's all-original material was composed individually by all members and brought together in rehearsal. "While we each composed material for the record separately", Ashby said, "Our goal of creating an album of original Gypsy Swing, Bolero and Bossa songs ensured that our compositions fit together perfectly while still reflecting our individual writing styles".

With numerous appearances at high profile venues and festivals including Camelot Lounge, the Art Gallery of NSW, Kiama Jazz and Blues Festival, Illawarra Jazz and Folk Festivals, the Oz Manouche Gypsy Jazz Festival and support for international touring artists such as Lollo Meier and Remi Harris, the group have brought their extensive live performance experience to the studio. "Gypsy Jazz is essentially a live music genre," Ashby said. "It was very important to us to capture the energy, spontaneity and creativity of our live performances on the record, which we did".

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released February 12, 2014

Recorded and mixed by Guy Harding at Lucidien
Mastered by Rick O'Neil at Turtlerock Mastering
Cover design by John Hardaker at Project X Graphics
Cover photo by Ian MacKenzie

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Spyglass Gypsies Sydney, Australia

Combining traditional French gypsy songs with swinging originals Spyglass Gypsies bring the bygone days of bohemian Paris into the present with the lyrical sounds of accordion, clarinet and
the percussive 'la pompe' of gypsy guitars. Showcasing the energy and creativity of their live shows, this debut album of all original songs is winning the hearts and praise of Gypsy Jazz and Swing fans alike.
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