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JohnJohn records, independent record label based in London  - established 1999, swing, jazz, 1920, 1930, 1940, 1950, latin music, reggae, ska, gypsy jazz, charleston, dance


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Benoit Viellefon and His Orchestra

THE BASIN STREET BRAWLERS "Live at the Quecumbar"

The Basin Street Brawlers are London's own master exponents of hot jazz, swingin' their way through the most beautiful melodies and raucous rags of the 1920s and 1930s. This is their first album, and it is already a tour de force...

A limited deluxe edition CD is NOW AVAILABLE available exclusively at the concerts and by mail order from JohnJohn Records and Benoitandhisorchestra.com

Digital downlads are available all over the world, on iTunes, and all the other major retailers.

News REVIEWS  

"Seven of the brightest stars of the country’s latest generation of jazz musicians have got together to celebrate the jazz song- writers of the 1920’s and 1930’s in this excellent debut disc"
- Amplified magazine Juner 2014

"It's vintage music , sure, but who cares when it's played with this much panache" .
- Sunday Times May 2014

"The band mixes up-tempo swing with slow ballads, instrumentals with vocal numbers, tight ensemble work with exceptional solos".
- All about Jazz May 2014

"All in all, this is a quite exceptional CD: not only for its world-class musicianship throughout, but also the evocate mid-20th Century atmosphere created by the recording studio team".
- BBC Radio (David Lowe) - May 2014

"Imagine if Bob Howard or Louis Prima had been born in London — swinging, impassioned, but never overstated... Once I heard the music, I became both advocate and fan".
- Jazz Lives April 2015

"Trad and Dixie radio hosts such as Walter Love might well be in seventh heaven if or when they hear this one".
- Malrbank.net May 2014

"The Basin Street Brawlers are a set of musicians in which to revel in, to swing to with abandon and to enjoy in good times and bad. A great album by a great band".
- Liverpool Sound & Vision April 2014

 

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Benoit Viellefon and His Orchestra

BENOIT VIELLEFON HOT CLUB "Live at the Quecumbar"

After a successful first album with Benoit Viellefon & his Orchestra's "Swing a la mode" Benoit come back with a second opus simply called "Live at the Quecumbar". This is the acoustic version of the orchestra, or Hot Club, following in the steps of Django Reinhardt, and it's HOT JAZZ recorded live in one take.

A limited deluxe edition CD is NOW AVAILABLE available exclusively at the concerts and by mail order from JohnJohn Records and Benoitandhisorchestra.com

Digital downlads are available all over the world, on iTunes, Amazon and all the other major retailers.

News REVIEWS  

"This album recorded Battersea's music bistro Le Quecumbar is very enjoyable"
- Songline magazine November/December 2012

"This record will effortlessly sweep you away on sonic gossamer wings to the happy, happy place of your choice" .
- Vintage Rock Magazine Autumn 2012

"Ob mit seinem Orchestra oder dem akustischen Hot Club – der in London lebende Gitarrist und Sänger Benoit Viellefon gehört zu den besten Musikern im Bereich der Swingmusik in Europa".
- Wasser-Prada (Germany) July 2012

"In many ways this is the most refreshing brand of Gypsy Jazz I’ve heard since the early days of Waso".
- Bebop Spoken Here - July 2012

"This is music with a big smile on its face that communicates directly to the audience; the resulting chemistry is something extraordinary".
- Blues in Britain August 2012

"Punctuated by swift rhythms and thundering solos, the band’s set thrives in the type of contagious jazz that is hard to stand still to".
- Erotic Review August 2012

"Transpirez sous des mélodies effrénées et laissez vous captiver par l’énergie et le talent éblouissant de Benoit Viellefon & his Orchestra".
- London Macadam August 2012

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