This issue John Wheatcroft examines the extraordinary style of the Flying Dutchman of gypsy jazz, the incredible Stochelo Rosenberg.
Stochelo Rosenberg is rightly considered to be gypsy jazz royalty. For nearly 30 years the Rosenberg Trio, including cousins Nou’che and Nonnie, have been at the forefront of this engaging and infectious genre. If any guitar player disproves the old adage that it’s impossible to be both a technical virtuoso and an expressive feel-based player then it’s Stochelo, who manages to balance incredible speed, articulation and accuracy with a romantic and emotional sense of touch that can be both intense and exhilarating, and touchingly delicate and sensitive.
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