Les Yeux Noirs French for "The Black Eyes" takes their name from the title of a Russian
gypsy tune made famous by Django Reinhardt in the '30s. It's the perfect name for a French sextet that plays their own variety and melding of Gypsy and Yiddish music, with a nod to Manouche (or French Gypsy) jazz.
Live, is the name of their new CD, which is available now on World Village (Harmonia Mundi).
A February 2004 tour will bring the band to Illinois, North Carolina, Indiana, Ohio,
California, Washington, Oregon and Montana.
The band's repertoire...