Beso Negro has upbeat songs with a Gypsy/Folk/Rock/Punk edge. If you like Gogol Bordello, Mumford & Sons or Django Reinhardt, you'll love Beso Negro! This is Django Reinhardt-syle jazz with an acoustic rock attitude!
Beso Negro features an all-star lineup of internationally experienced musicians who have brought drive and passion to Gypsy Swing. The love for tradition has collided with a modern sensibility and has transformed the genre into a vibrant new beast. Darker, faster, more danceable, more blues, more Gypsy, Beso Negro's indelible fingerprint brings Jazz Manouche to a new generation and to the 21st century.
Paul Liberatore of the Marin Independent Journal wrote “Beso Negro's not your father's gypsy jazz band”.
Guitar World Magazine named Beso Negro one of the top 10 surprises at the South by Southwest Music Festival.
San Francisco Magazine said the band's edgy style of gypsy jazz made them one of the top 10 performances at the last Outside Lands in San Francisco.
Produced, Mixed, and Recorded by Ethan Turner
Second Engineer: Simon Costa
MIxed and Recorded at Owl Mountain Studio, Inverness, Ca.
Mastered by Gavin Lurssen at Lurssen Mastering, Los Angeles, Ca.
Beso Negro is:
Adam Roach: Vocals, Guitar
Javier Jimenez: Vocals, Guitar
Steve Gardner: Violin
Cheyenne Young: Upright and Electric Bass
Ethan Turner: Drums and Backing Vocals
Also appearing on this record are: Heather Houseman Roach: Cello, Luis Jimenez: Cajon, Scott Lawrence: Piano, and Madge Costa: Shaker
Original artwork by: Anne Herrero