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Dave Biller

by Dave Biller & Les Niglos

Austin, Texas musician Dave Biller is one of the best players in a town of greats. This 2002 recording features his one time Django style band les Niglos recorded live in the studio, performing a set of classics and a few Dave's originals.
Genre: Jazz: Gypsy Jazz
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1. Twelfth Year
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2. Anniversary Song
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3. Clair De Lune
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4. Leroy's Lion
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5. Artillerie Lourde
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6. Valse Des Niglos
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7. Gadjos Theme
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8. Troublant Bolero
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9. Japanese Sandman
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10. Samois
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11. Sheik of Araby
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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“I might as well admit it, the subject of this month’s spotlight plays guitar like I wish I could. Ever since I saw him backing Dale Watson, I’ve been knocked out by this Austin-Tatious telecasterist who effortlessly blends country, western swing, jazz, blues and rock for a killer country jazz sound. He is an amazingly inventive player, adept at creating the perfect accompaniment, yet he can rip off a mind blowingly cool (and tricky) solo. And he does all this with such a genuinely humble, low-key attitude, I’m not even sure he knows how good he is.”
-Jim Hilmar, Vintage Guitar Magazine,



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Biller gets Django right
I love this record, which I believe was previously issued under the title "Leroy's Swing". Biller is more swing than Gypsy, but really, so was Django. Django wasn't a traditionalist in the way that many contemporary Gypsy jazz players are--Django considered himself a modern jazz musician, and did not record Gypsy waltzes and other traditional material very often (a notable exception is the song "Tears". Dave Biller likewise puts swing first, and is very tasteful. The band has a real feel for the music; it sounds like they have more than a few gigs under their belts playing these tunes. Plus he brings his decades of experience playing all kinds of American roots music. It all makes for an album that wears well and that I've listened to dozens of times.
Note to readers: "Leroy's Swing" has two more tracks I don't see listed here: "Tea for Two" and "Cavalerie". Also , "Artillerie Lourde" is actually the Erskine Hawkins song "Tuxedo Junction". I'd recommend tracking down this recording in it's original longer form if possible, as every track is great.