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Gypsy jazz : in search of Django Reinhardt and the soul of gypsy swing

Author: Michael Dregni
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Of all the styles of jazz to emerge in the 20th century, none is more passionate, up-tempo, or steeped in an outsider tradition than Gypsy Jazz. Blending travelogue, detective story, and personal  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Django Reinhardt
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Dregni
ISBN: 9780195311921 0195311922
OCLC Number: 474697667
Description: 333 s., tav. : ill.
Contents: The guitar with a human voice : in search of Django Reinhardt --
The boy with the banjo : into a zigzag paradise --
Bals musette : music from the dark side of the City of Light --
Jazz modernistique : revisiting the Babylon of gypsy jazz --
Songs of one thousand and one nights : Django Reinhardt, Schnuckenack Reinhardt, and gypsy jazz under the Nazis --
Gypsy bebop : from Dizzy and Bird to Django and the Gibson generation --
Les guitares à moustache : revolutionary jazz guitars for a jazz revolution --
Crossroads : on the road to Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer --
Dynasty : Les Frères Ferret and their musical clan --
La dernière valse des niglos : saints and sinners of the Malha clan --
Au son des guitares : on the trail of Patotte Bousquet --
The unsung master of the gypsy waltz : tracing the legacy of Tchan Tchou --
The lost : the secret history of Lousson Baumgartner and the other family --
Minstrel : Bamboula Ferret and the travels of a Romany troubadour --
Resurrection : the new elegance of Biréli Lagrène, Stochelo Rosenberg, Angelo Debarre, and Ninine Garcia --
The music thieves : into America with Danny Fender, Johnny Guitar, John Adomono, and Julio Bella --
Gypsy jazz rap : syntax and the search for "le meilleur chemin" --
The most dangerous guitar lesson : jamming with David Reinhardt
Responsibility: Michael Dregni
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...illuminating as a study, historical and sociological, of Romany culture, not least in its account of life under Nazi occupation. John Mole Times Literary Supplement ...superb... Garth Cartwright Read more...

 
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