Label: MMM - CD 1298 • Format: CD Album • Country: Switzerland • Genre: Jazz, Latin • Style: Bop, Afro-Cuban Jazz, Gypsy Jazz
From he played with the Love Shines - Various - Lounge Story 2 Reinhardt Quintett, after which he made five albums with his own ensemble playing acoustic gypsy jazz along with self-composed and traditional gypsy tunes. Weiss was born Tenderly - Haens’che Weiss* in Berlin to a musical Sinto German gypsy family, learning the guitar from his father Gono who before the second world war had played violin, guitar, accordion and zither.
Over the succeeding two and a half years he played with this group in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France and played as solo guitarist on two of the quintet's albums Musik deutscher Zigeuner 3 and Musik deutscher Zigeuner 4produced by Siegfried Maeker for the Da Camera Song label.
This line-up travelled to the United Kingdom in where they played at the prestigious Cambridge Folk Festival. In addition to making powerful music, Weiss and his musicians also made an important commitment to the defense and understanding of the Sinti people and culture.
In the late s the Quintet was dissolved and left to Titi Winterstein to continue. Subsequently, he formed a trio with his nephew, the young violinist Martin Weiss and bassist Vali Mayer. This line-up released the albums Zugaben His Django-inspired guitar work played Vali Mayer - … Just Play !
significant role in the revival of the "hot club" style of gypsy guitar playing from the late s onwards and he is remembered not only for his fine playing and mentoring of younger musicians but also for his cheerful on-stage persona.
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