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Bratsch was founded 25 years ago by Bruno Girard and Dan Gharibian. Meantime the group enjoys cult status, not only in France, but in all the other countries they have performed in. With indisputable virtuosity and a multi-faceted repertoire Bratsch have played their way into the hearts of both audiences and critics. In their atmospherically intense concerts and performances these wily masters of acoustic music allow themselves considerable scope for improvisation, while at the same time captivating audiences by their delight in playing, their humour and their spirit. Above all, Bratsch fascinate us by their daring improvisations – in principle, they play "without a net"; their music is excessive, audacious and at the same time poetic. These "marvellous improvisers" (FAZ) give free rein to their passion for the music of Central Europe not only in concert, but also on their CDs. With one ear on the East and one on the West, and a keen eye on the South, Bratsch have set out on a unique journey through musical cultures. This double CD documents some of the highlights on that journey, including new recordings made specially for this edition. In a unique way, rembetiko meets the blues, and Romanian dance music meets jazz. Eastern European traditions such as klezmer are instilled with new life, as are the roots of gypsy swing. Greek, Armenian or Neapolitan songs are intoned with soul. With their great sensitivity and subtle arrangements Bratsch create a new acoustic music which they themselves describe as "pre-traditional". The press has been highly enthusiastic about their achievements, as one quotation should suffice to illustrate: "Bratsch are surely the best at mixing jazz, klezmer, south-eastern European and Roma music." (Concerto)

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