3/19/2005 - Pearl Django

Guitarist Neil Andersson and company are serious about Gypsy swing. Originally a rocker, Northwest native Andersson found that jazz was his real love. 'Playing Django-style guitar has totally renewed my interest in guitar playing,' he says. 'Its so intriguing to figure out how Django played, and how he developed his melodies. A lot of Djangos playing is classically influenced,such as his vibrato and his romantic approach to melody. Its not just blues based.' - Guitar Player