Lune Troublante is a trio or quartet of jazz/swing or jazz/manouche music composed by musicians from different musical realities, united by the musical passion for the 40s French swing.
The trio or quartet is based on the classics of the Gypsy-Jazz tradition, a musical genre born in the 1940s in Paris thanks to the gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and the violinist Stephan Grappelli in the group Quintette du Hot Club de France, which together united the American jazz-swing with the French folk music.
Music is therefore blood and complex, full of rhythm and improvisational virtuosity. And the repertoire of the Lune Troublante ranges freely through the jazz/manouche classics (the compositions of Django Reinhardt, the French waltzes/mousettes of the time), and the standards of American jazz (Duke Ellington, Gershwin, Porter, etc.).
The show wants to be a music tribute to the formidable guitarist Django Reinhardt, retracing his story also with the help of short anecdotes and stories that contextualize his compositions in a particular historical moment.
Over the years, Lune Troublante have also developed an original repertoire that blends the gypsy tradition with a more modern elaboration of great rhythmic variety, melodic and with lyrics in Italian.
The group differs itself from the others by the use of tools similar in terms of workmanship and type to the original instruments of the time, in particular to the amazing Selmer/Maccaferri guitars.
Matteo Sgobino – vocals and guitar;
Didier Ortolan – clarinet and sax;
Sebastiano Frattini – violin;
Alessandro Turchet – double bass.