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My Room is out

For this release Reinier invites violinist Jelle van Tongeren. An album that is comprised of songs from the ‘gypsy jazz’ songbook but also with music from the pen of Reinier.

This release has been made possible thanks to the contributions of our bandfriends on Indiegogo

Reinier Voet

For the recording of My Room, Reinier almost exclusively played on his first  Gypsy Jazz guitar: a 1979 Joseph DiMauro, Model Jazz II.

My Room can be seen as a heart meant tribute to Joseph Di Mauro. Or, as Django connoisseur, Michael Dregni says:  “Joseph Di Mauro worked alchemy on his guitars, and that glorious sound is alive throughout this album – warm, rich, and very human. And in thanks, Voet’s solo guitar piece “Pour Joseph” is dedicated to Joseph Di Mauro”.

Custom made pick

A part of the Crowdfunder at Indiegogo: As every guitarist has a preference for his plectrums, so does Reinier:

“The perfect pick develops by playing it into shape. The tip of the pick enables you create a warm sound.  The secret is the way the tip hits the string. I have analyzed one of my favorite picks together with my friend and Luthier Thijs van der Harst of Moustache Guitars. With his knowledge and tools we found a way to reproduce that ideal pick. It now saves me (and YOU!) a lot of time to get to that point and it will start you off with pleasant playing.”

It is good to have Thijs on board for this job: he is a great craftsman and has built a nice range of wonderful sounding guitars. His eye for detail, his ear for sound, his quest for the right wood and the care for his instruments make him a luthier who earned much respect in gypsy jazz scene.