Gypsy In My Soul cd cover

"With her own delicious sense of swing, silken phrasing and sense of adventure, Evingson really nails Django's spirit on 'Gypsy', rummaging through his songbook (often with added lyrics) and other tunes that fit the mood, from Ellington's Caravan to Sting's Until..."

Rick Mason - City Pages

  1. Gypsy in My Soul
  2. I'm Confessin'
  3. The Lonely One
  4. Lover Come Back to Me
  5. Lullaby of the Leaves
  6. Until
  7. April in Paris
  8. Caravan
  1. Anouman
  2. You and the Night and the Music
  3. Night and Day
  4. I Cover the Waterfront
  5. Nature Boy
  6. Nuages
  7. S'Wonderful/Dizzy Atmosphere

Click on an underlined title to hear a sample.
To hear clips from all the songs, go to the Gypsy In My Soul page at CD Baby or iTunes.

Connie Evingson - vocals

Clearwater Hot Club
Sam Miltich - lead guitar
Mark Kreitzer - rhythm guitar
Matthew Miltich - bass
Raphael Fraisse - violin

Parisota Hot Club
Robb Henry, Bob Eckstand - guitars
Keith Boyles - bass
Tony Baluff - clarinet

Pearl Django
Neil Andersson - lead guitar
Greg Ruby - rhythm guitar
Rick Leppanen - bass
Michael Gray - violin

special guests
Darryl Boudreaux - percussion
Dan Chouinard - accordion
Patrick Harrison - accordion
Susan Pascal - vibes
Greg Williamson - drums


Recorded at Creation Audio, Minneapolis, MN
Co-produced and Engineered by Steve Wiese

While working in Seattle with bass player Rick Leppanen a few years ago, I was introduced to his group Pearl Django and the music of Django Reinhardt. I fell in love with the instrumentation and the Gypsy influence in the music, and although I realized the Hot Club genre is primarily an instrumental one, I was dying to sing with them. Thankfully, Pearl Django gave me that chance, as did Robb Henry and Parisota Hot Club and Sam Miltich's group, Clearwater Hot Club. Before long, I was in Hot Club Heaven! Hence this CD.

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