Denton’s Gypsy Cats, “All Blues”

All Blues from Steve Horn on Vimeo.

Denton’s Gypsy Cats and Miles Davis’s “All Blues.”

One of the guys from our monthly jazz jam at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Oak Cliff called — needed a bass for a more regular band he puts together up in Denton. How could I resist?

The Gypsy Cats play Gypsy Jazz (will a different name come along?) — Django Reinhardt-inspired, guitar and string driven, often fast, stuff you might hear in a French cafe or at Eastern European folk dances. Sometimes they take jazz standards and adapt.

What do you think?

Sadly, A Creative Arts Studio is closing down. What has been a monthly gig for great music in Denton will need a new home.

Glad I got into it, if only for a brief while.

Denton, Texas's Gypsy Cats, line up in December 2019
Gypsy Cats: Jeffrey Barnes on harmonica (and reeds, whistles, percussion); Steve Prouty (behind Barnes) on drums, Ed Darrell on bass, Austin Smith on violin and Steve Horn on mandolin, December 18, 2019.

5 Responses to Denton’s Gypsy Cats, “All Blues”

  1. Ed Darrell says:

    Bassist should smile more, and show his enjoyment.


  2. Oh, I enjoyed hearing and seeing the Gypsy Cats! What a great place with wine, art and music. Bravo to all…especially the bass.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ellie says:

    And thanks for that article.


  4. Ed Darrell says:


    And, by the way, that is the great Jeffrey Barnes formerly of Brave Combo.

    When I said these guys are good, I wasn’t kidding.


  5. Ellie says:

    Applause! Applause! Encore!

    Liked by 1 person

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