Fapy Lafertin New Quartet

Gypsy Jazz With Great Finesse

Fapy Lafertin is undoubtedly one of the most important and purest representatives of the Django style. This guitar maestro of the gypsy jazz world is surrounded in this brand-new original project by Belgian musicians from the latest generation: Alexandre Tripodi on violin, Renaud Dardenne on guitar and Cédric Raymond on double bass. They perform with great finesse a repertoire of swing, choro and own compositions, full of divergent and surprising soundscapes. Fapy Lafertin, known for his very delicate and expressive interpretations, will also play the unique instrument that is the Portuguese guitar. Lafertin has an amazing guitar technique, while always keeping the melody in mind. He has not turned out to be a prisoner of the past by following Django’s style. On the contrary, he makes Django’s music sound more modern than ever before.



FP – Jazzwise

« Lilting music, beautifully wrought, often delicate, never rugged ».

FP -Jazz Journal

” It’s an excellent addition to Frémeaux’s manouche catalogue as well as a step forward for the accomplished Lafertin”.

FP – The Guardian

« The clarity and warmth of Fapy’s playing, not to mention his apparently effortless technique, are marks of real artistry. His three companions, especially violinist Alexandre Tripodi, match him to perfection […] Simply irresistible ».


“Vibrant, relevant and always worth a listen”

FP – The Jazz Rag

“Subtlety and delicacy. A common factor of an excellent album is the regard for melody »

FP – Songlines

TOP OF THE WORLD selection – “Simple and sophisticated manouche à la Django”

FP – A musical journey rich in beautiful surprises

« An attentive listening to the other, common artistic values, the desire to play together and a unity of tone in the interpretation make the coexistence of these sometimes different musical universes harmonious. The four members of the quartet favor beautiful sound. They all know how to exploit the richness of a melody with an elegance carried by the spring of swing. A musical journey rich in beautiful surprises.»

FP – A great gentleman of string jazz

“In the end it gives a swing in the great tradition of Django jazz, vintage sound and silky notes. An album that travels, as Francis Couvreux says so nicely in the note of the album, since Portuguese and Brazilian sounds intersect here and there. Masters in melancholic elegance, led by a great gentleman of string jazz, Fapy Lafertin and his New Quartet”

FP – Selection Jazz Hot

« Fapy Lafertin, who fell into the pot of Django’s legacy at a very young age, is of course a virtuoso guitarist, but with this kind of virtuosity which does not overwhelm music because it serves imagination, poetry, expression. Fapy Lafertin, the artist musician, is a hidden treasure, it is a privilege to be able to discover him on records from time to time».

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