feat. Tommy Emmanuel, Stochelo Rosenberg, Biréli Lagrène & Joscho Stephan Trio
Joscho Stephan is well known on the international guitar scene as one of the most creative gypsy-swing players. With a powerful tone and remarkable technical skills, he has an instantly recognizable voice on his instrument. He’s also not afraid to combine gypsy swing with a lot of different styles, like klezmer, pop or classical music.
One of Joscho’s longtime dreams has been to record an album of songs written by his “guitar heroes.” When he started to work on the project, he thought it would be even more fun to invite the “heroes” of the current guitar scene to the studio with him. So on this new record, Joscho is joined by three world-class guitarists — Australian guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel, Dutch gypsy swing icon Stochelo Rosenberg, and French “guitar phenomenon” Biréli Lagréne. Together, they present Joscho’s own compositions, along with famous tunes in the style of gypsy swing with rock, jazz, and funk influences. The album includes pieces written by such great guitarists as Django Reinhardt, Carlos Santana and George Harrison, plus pieces successfully interpreted by the likes of Jimi Hendrix (“Hey Joe”) and George Benson (“Breezin”).