Personnel: Harry Stojka (guitar); Claudius Jelinek (guitar, banjo); Eva Berky (violin); Ruiz Nachado (bass instrument); Ivan Ruiz Machado (electric bass); Heimo Wiederhofer (snare drum).
Liner Note Author: Bill Milkowski.
Recording information: Gipsyland Studios, Vienna, Austria (09/2004).
Author: Bill Milkowski.
Any collection of acoustic jazz guitar instrumentals devoted to gypsy swing music is also a tribute to the master of the genre, Django Reinhardt, and so it is with Harri Stojka's collection of classics like "Limehouse Blues," "Swanee River," and of course "Nuages." Stojka's performances mix technique and emotion; on the set's numerous uptempo pieces his lightning fast runs both impress and delight, while on more lyrical tracks, like "Petite Fleur," he obviously relishes the chance to tug at the listener's heartstrings.