Bratsch

Bratsch

gypsy, balkan, folk, world, roma

The gypsy music of Central Europe is combined with bebop, post-bop, and free jazz influences by France-based acoustic band Bratsch. While their name is derived from a type of viola used to accompany Tsigane vocalists, the trio re-creates the traditional sounds of cymbaloms and percussion on guitar, accordion, and clarinet. Bratsch was formed in 1975 by guitarist Dan Gharibian and violinist Bruno Girard.