We go out of our way to provide the best tuition in all genres of playing and it’s a treat when one of our top contributors brings out an album that takes them out of the classroom and into the real musical world. This release from John Wheatcroft is a case in point, and is without doubt a peach of an album. His expertise in Gypsy jazz is unquestionable and here we find him within a group of players producing some of the best around. A liberal mixture of standards and originals these 13 tracks are the perfect way to appreciate John’s fluidity and speed across the fretboard in one of the trickiest genres around. Check out his versions of Django’s Swing 48 and Minor Swing - pure magic! Antiquity stretches the imagination nicely and I Remember Parris is a beautiful romantic piece. Varied and beautiful this album really is a delight to the ears, comes highly recommended and is available to download from iTunes and Amazon now.