Baro’s immaculate guitar technique and improvisational style was at the same level as Reinhardt’s, although he is said to have been frustrated at always being considered second-best. He retired as a full-time musician during World War II, and devoted himself to being a successful black-market business man during the German occupation of Paris.
As a composer, Baro’s “valses bebop” were years ahead of the times. His works such as “Panique…!,” “La Folle” (“The Madwoman”), “Swing Valse” (written with accordionist Gus Viseur), and “Le Depart de Zorro” were modernistic, surreal, and dark, part Musette, part modern jazz.
Matelot Ferret’s sons Boulou and Elios Ferré continue to perform gypsy jazz.
Edited by KayBiskarow on 30 Mar 2013, 22:04
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