Picks - Andrew Rumer - F11 - Dorado Schmitt

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If you like Django Reinhardt, this is the real deal - it doesn't get any better. If you don't know Reinhardt's music, this is the place to familiarize yourself. I first saw Dorado and his group two or three years ago with SFJAZZ, with only a passing interest in Reinhardt's music. They were my "flyer" pick that season. Boy was was I impressed. I catch Schmitt every time he and his group travels from Europe. And they do more than Reinhardt. I would call it "gypsy jazz" but remember that's from a philistine.