Jimmy Rosenberg - Portrait Of Jimmy Rosenberg (1999)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 311.95 Mb | 63:21 | Covers
Gypsy Jazz, Swing | Label: Hot Club Records - HCRCD 125
The story about Jimmy Rosenberg is a classic rock’n’roll tragedy. Everything about him was extraordinary, not only the music, the turbulence, the party lion, and his raw force as a guitar player, but also his sensitivity – like Jimi Hendrix and Chet Baker combined. He reached the top before he was 18, but when tragedy struck, it hit hard, and despite a couple of premature attempts to a comeback, Jimmy Rosenberg has not yet recovered from his collapse on stage in 2004. This exceptional talent is portrayed in documentary films, and his nine album releases are amazing snaphots of the young master at work. At his best he played the guitar like no other before him, but there were nights when he could barely play at all. Today he is withdrawn from public life, like a Greta Garbo of jazz. To get a perspective on Jimmy The Kid we can start with two incidents in the Dutch sinti community in his childhood.