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Valse sentimentale Babik Reinhardt, Romane, Florin Niculescu, Gilles Naturel 03:29
Swing 98 Romane 02:51
Gypsy Fire Romane, Francis Varis & Florin Niculescu 03:26
Minor Swing Babik Reinhardt, Romane, Florin Niculescu, Gilles Naturel 02:48
Soir de trottoir Romane, Stochelo Rosenberg 03:20
French Guitar Romane, Fanto Reinhardt, Yayo Reinhardt, Pascal Berne 03:53
All of Me Stochelo Rosenberg, Romane 05:46
Légende Romane 03:53
Mélodie pour Stéphane Babik Reinhardt, Romane, Florin Niculescu, Gilles Naturel 04:02
L'hymne à l'amour Romane, Fanto Reinhardt, Yayo Reinhardt, Pascal Berne 04:41

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Patrick Leguidecoq – born in Paris, France in 1959 – is a gypsy jazz guitarist better known as Romane. Inspired at a young age by gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, he began to play the guitar when he was 12 years old. Although influenced by Reinhardt and his gypsy jazz contemporaries, Romane created his own unique style that incorporated elements of many other genres. He experimented with different group formations including duos, quintets, and more. Romane released his debut album, Swing for Ninine, in 1992, and followed it up with Romane Quintet (1994), Ombre (1995), Gypsy Swing ( 1996), Swing in Nashville (1997) and Samois-sur-Seine (1998). In 1997, Romane was honored with the Sidney Bechet Prize from the Academy of Jazz. The following year, he formed the New Quintet of the Hot Club de France with Django Reinhardt’s son Babik and released their self-titled album. The following year, the guitarist returned to his solo career and released the album Impair & Valse (1999). Romane then collaborated with Dutch gypsy jazz guitarist Stochelo Rosenberg and released several albums together including Élégance (2000), Double Jeu (2004), Gypsy Guitar Masters (2006) and Tribulations (2010). He then focused his skills as a teacher and opened the Swing Romane Académie, which taught gypsy jazz to a new generation of musicians. He continued to record including a 2001 album with pianist Fredéric Manoukian as well as Romane Acoustic Quartet (2002), Djangovision (2003), Acoustic Spirit (2004) and French Guitar (2005). Romane collaborated with his son, guitarist Richard Manetti, on the 2007 album Père & Fils, as well as Guitar Family Connection (2013). Romane participated in the 2009 project Django Reinhardt, Django 100 alongside other guitarists including Angelo Debarre, Boulou Ferré,  and Elios Ferré. Further albums include Roots & Groove - Live at the Sunset (2013). Awarded the Grand Prix du Jazz de la Sacem in 2013, he recorded the album Allo, Balthazar ?! C'est le Nouveau Disque de Bouvelle Et Romane! with accordionist Éric Bouvelle and Rendez-Vous (2019) with violinist Daniel John Martin.