Sunday, November 22, 2009
We went over to the Rocky Mountain School of Musical Arts last night, to see/hear a gypsy jazz group called SacreBleu. We were surprised to find our friends, Paul and Gretchen there, and it was almost a full house. The group was quite good, composed of a violin, two guitars and an upright bass. They talked a lot about Django Reinhardt and his history, which was very interesting.
In the middle of the show, I was suddenly reminded of a Sean Penn movie called Sweet and Lowdown, where Sean played a jazz guitarist in the 1930's, who idolized Django. It was a Woody Allen movie--I'm not really a fan, but I did really like this movie. Sean was extraordinary, as he always is.
And SacreBleu was very good! It was a fun evening.