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Latcho Drom meaning "have a good journey" in the Gypsy language, was formed in the French town of Toulouse in 1993 by guitarist Christophe Lartilleux, in order to revive the atmosphere of the famous Django Reinhardt Hot Club de France Quintet.

Christophe, surrounded himself with young talended jazz musicians, impassioned by Django' music. Together they were able to restore the sound and swing of the time, whilst developing their own personality. After a first CD "la sorcière" (The Witch), which was chosen as one of the best CD’s of 1995 by Jazz Magazine, the released "la verdine" (The Caravan) in which more than half of the titles are their own compositions. "La Verdine" (composed by christophe) is in two compilations, "guitars attitudes" (13 bis Records) and "The Best of Gipsy Swing" (Hot Club Records Norway).

After many tours in France and Europe, they released their third cd "live in Madrid" record at Café Central June 1997, which shows perfectly the qualities of this musicians: Energy, talent, musicality, humor and foremost a tremendous willingness to play, to give to offer their music to the public.

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