“The Djangoners' first-ever album, "En Direct et Endiablé," is as much about Django Reinhardt's legacy as it is about the Rochester quartet's own. Drawing from Reinhardt's Hot Club of France, The Djangoners painstakingly and elegantly recreate the sweet café swing produced by the legendary gypsy guitarist and his violinist, Stephane Grappelli. And as the band has grown increasingly popular around town due to its exuberance and jaw-dropping fleet finger work, it would make sense that the generous 14-track "En Direct Et Endiable" is just that: "alive and swinging." With gems like "Songe d'Automne," "Troublant Bolero," and "Douce Ambiance," it's live, it's swingin', and it's terribly romantic. (The Djangoners will host a CD release party Sunday, March 23, 7 p.m. at Lovin' Cup.)”
"Django Reinhardt left a profound influence on thousands of musicians over the last half century. The Djangoners are no exception. They approach Django’s music with such sensitivity and passion that when you hear them, you’ll imagine yourself in a Parisian nightclub in the 1930s. It’s as if Django’s ghost is sitting at the bar giving his nod of approval."