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Doug Munro and La Pompe Attack
Lead by veteran New York guitarist Doug Munro, La Pompe Attack presents an exciting updated interpretation of the hot swing sound of Django Reinhardt coupled with Doug’s own unique and highly entertaining style of playing. The songs for performances are selected from La Pompe Attack’s recordings, as well as from the Django Reinhardt songbook, popular songs and original compositions. La Pompe Attack is more than a band, it is a community of like-minded players of the highest caliber who bring their unique talents/experiences to the bandstand. La Pompe Attack always delivers an entertaining and fun musical experience of the highest caliber whether booked as a duo, trio, quartet or quintet depending on your needs.
The community of players in La Pompe Attack, under the direction of Doug Munro, include saxophonist Albert Rivera, guitarists Vinny Raniolo and Ted Gottsegen, Ben Wood and Ernie Pugliese, drummer Ian Carroll, and bassist Michael Goetz.
“The real pleasure of New York guitarist Munro’s album rests in his obvious fondness for Django Reinhardt and the Quintette du Hot Club de France. His care and craft are at a high level.”
“Guitar heaven here as Munro and friends cover (Harry) Warren tunes in the style of Django Reinhardt.”
Vintage Guitar Magazine
One of the first pioneers of live looping, Doug's two releases "Alone But Not Alone" and Loop-Mania! laid the groundwork for the current wave of live looping artists. Doug provides his audience with an enthralling combination of virtuosity and technology to create an impromptu musical experience that is second to none. With his 2nd release, "Loop-Mania!", Doug has taken the solo guitar performance to another level! As the founder of the Jazz Program at Purchase College, Doug is a world renown educator and clinician, you can combine his concert performance with a clinic/master class or group lesson