Diknu´s concise track summary:
First Love is my third original composition. I wrote it for my first love. It is a Gypsy bossa with Spanish elements and much romance and feeling.
Lulu’s Swing is a real “good mood piece” composed by master-guitarist Lulu Reinhardt.
Joseph Joseph is a tune I heard for the first time in an instrumental version, and I liked it at once. Originally, it is a vocal piece, and in our version it rocks!
I’ll See You In My Dreams is a Gypsy swing classic because of Django’s outstanding interpretation. On the album I first play the original Django-solo before I switch to my own improvisation.
Made for Wesley is a title I know from a Jimmy Rosenberg CD. I was inspired and exalted at once!
Micro is an up-tempo swing piece by Django Reinhardt.
La Gitane is the most spectacular musette-waltz I know!
Artillerie Lourde always puts people in a good mood and encourages the audience to swing; also written by Django Reinhardt.
Minor Swing is the most famous composition by Django Reinhardt. I added a little “Diknu Funk”.
Minor Blues is a brilliant minor blues and was also composed by Django Reinhardt.
When I heard Django´s Tiger for the first time, it engraved immediately on my mind and spread good mood.
Bossa Dorado is a composition by Dorado Schmitt, but I first heard the song by the Rosenberg Trio. Bossa Dorado was one of the first songs which enchanted my style at once. On the album, I play one part of the Stochelo-Rosenberg interpretation, the other part I play in my own way.
Viper´s Dream is a great blues.
280 SE was written by guitarist Häns’che Weiss. It is one of my favourite songs on the CD.