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Urban Gypsies Quartet CD Launch

Written by Daniel Clarke on September 23, 2009

Urban Gypsies have performed at numerous festivals and clubs around Australia for almost a decade. They have held residencies and sold out concerts in exclusive venues including The Vanguard, Perth Concert Hall, Perth Entertainment Centre, Side on Cafe, Cargo Bar, Café Sydney, Watershed Hotel and Hemmesphere. Among their many highlights they also supported and played with the Buena Vista Social Club, Cassandra Wilson, Kristina Olsen, Lolo Lovina and Demis Roussos.

Urban Gypsies have previously released two CD’s. Their fiery debut album Gypsy Fever (2000) received rave reviews, kick starting a huge wave of concerts and events. It also lead to their second more explorative album Sauvage (2003) with band member Simon Phillips. Following on from this, guitarist Gordon Tan joined the band to formulate their latest oeuvre Beautiful Catastrophe. The now re-formed group – compromising of Gavin Libotte and Dieter Kleemann- pack a powerhouse of improvisational skills and innovative compositions that explore instrumental Jazz / Latin guitar music with a unique and contemporary edge. If you haven’t yet experienced the sophisticated and imaginative offerings of the Urban Gypsies, now is your chance to be initiated!

Join Sydney’s passionate URBAN GYPSIES on this one special high-energy night for the launch of their long awaited third album Beautiful Catastrophe. Comprising of incredible Jazz/ Latin Guitarists Gavin Libotte and Dieter Kleemann, and accompanied by a fantastic rhythm section (Rodrigo Salgado, Nic Cecire) and Anatoli Torjinski on Cello. Urban Gypsies offer a beautiful, inspiring and feisty mix of fusion guitar compositions from the jazz tradition of improvisation and the rhythmic palette of Gypsy, Latin and World music. The creative writing skills and innovative sounds of the Urban Gypsies set them in a class all their own. Inspired by John Mclaughlin, Pat Metheny, Sylvain Luc and many more guitar greats, Urban Gypsies will take you on a unique and imaginative musical journey that will leave you wishing for more.

The Basement, Sydney, NSW
Friday 2nd October
Ticket price $20 + bf
Bookings 92512797

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