Modus Vivendi Gismo Graf Trio
- 1Festival 4804:57
- 3When Day Is Done03:43
- 4Love Never Felt so Good04:31
- 5Vagabond's Theme02:07
- 6Si tu savais05:57
- 7Got a Match?03:38
- 11Bebop (Bass Summit)04:24
- 12Du Djaial02:48
- 13Classic Train03:24
- 14The Last Note02:35
Info for Modus Vivendi
Gismo Graf, shooting star in gypsy swing, has already established his place amongst the worldwide first-class guitarists and without any doubt is one of the best gypsy jazz guitarists nowadays. Driven by the urge of perfection and constantly creating new ideas he presents his new records Modus Vivendi.
Knowing the way of the 21-year old from Stuttgart/Germany one can already suspect that this album is not only another work of incredible variations of the music of Django Reinhardt. In fact charismatic Gismo Graf proves that gypsy jazz is way more than just a side genre of jazz. Gismo Graf dares the connection between jazz, pop, bossa nova, swing and strong self-compositions.
Father and mentor Joschi Graf is accompanying the young guitarist. On rhythm guitar he convinces with his accurate timing. Some of the sons are added by his warm and smooth voice. Virtuosic Joel Locher is playing a great double bass. Together they are forming the steady fundament of des Gismo Graf Trio.
Gismo Graf, Solo Guitar
Joschi Graf, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Joel Locher, Double Bass
Ellen Marquart, Piano, Vocal
Bernd Marquart, Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Gismo Graf Trio
It has been two years since gypsy-born Gismo Graf from Stuttgart charmed his way into the hearts of Gypsy Swing fans and music-lovers all over Europe with his album 'Absolutely Gypsy'. Gismo was and is still being celebrated by an ever-growing crowd of fans whenever he performs in one of his countless concerts and on renowned festivals all over Europe.
During these past two years, however, there have been changes, too: we are not talking about Gismo, the wonder boy with virtuosic guitar-skills, anymore but about Gismo, a young man with both great talent and timing. He turned from being a rising star to taking his place amongst the top guitarists of the world.
Gismo owes these new heights in his career both to his deep-rooted musical genius and to his eagerness and hard work. He impresses not only with his amazing skill but also with some of his very own fantastic compositions as well as his unique way of inducing new life into wellknown oldies. Gismo likes to challenge his genre and thus combines traditional Sinti jazz songs with rock, pop, blues or even classical music.
Of course, there is also the person of Gismo Graf: the young man whose idol continues to be the Belgian guitarist Django Reinhardt and who has dedicated his whole life to music. There is the nice boy from next door who fascinates his audience with his sweet charm and the unbelievable joy he gives when playing the guitar. Whoever hears him play in concert will go home a happier person.
Gismo's father and mentor Joschi Graf - who has been involved in producing Gismo's previous CDs - continues to work at Gismo's side. Like Gismo, Joschi was born with a guitar in his hands to make this world just a little bit more beautiful. Apart from his impeccable timing at the rhythm guitar Joschi adds to some of the songs with his soft beautiful voice.
To complete the sound there is Joel Locher, a celebrated musician, too, with his double-bass. Together, Joschi and Joel are the perfect body of the GISMO GRAF TRIO.