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In search of Django Reinhardt and the soul of gypsy swing

Author: Michael Dregni
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press Inc. : [distributor] Oxford University Press Distribution Services, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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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 narrative, this work captures the history and culture of this elusive music.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Dregni
ISBN: 9780195311921 0195311922
OCLC Number: 851818550
Notes: Epublication based on: 9786611341985.
Target Audience: General (US: Trade).
Description: 350 pages : 50 halftones ; 24 x 16 x 3 cm
Contents: Prologue Music in the Shadows --
The Imperfect History of Gypsy Jazz/ Chapter 1 The Guitar with a Human Voice --
In Search of Django Reinhardt/ Chapter 2 The Boy With the Banjo --
Into a Zigzag Paradise --
Chapter 3 Bals Musette --
Music from the Dark Side of the City of Light --
Chapter 4Jazz Modernistique --
Revisiting the Babylon of Gypsy Jazz/ Chapter 5 Songs of One Thousand and One Nights --
Django Reinhardt, Schnuckenack Reinhardt, and Gypsy Jazz Under the Nazis --
Chapter 6 Gypsy Bebop --
FromDizzy and Bird to Django and the Gibson Generation --
Chapter 7 Les Guitares a Moustache --
Revolutionary Jazz Guitars for a Jazz Revolution/ Chapter 8 Crossroads --
On the Road to Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer/ Chapter 9 Dynasty --
Les Freres Ferret and their Musical Clan/Chapter 10La Derniere Valse des Niglos --
Saints and Sinners of the Malha Clan/ Chapter 11 Au Son des Guitares --
On the Trail of Patotte Bousquet/ Chapter 12 The Unsung Master of the Gypsy Waltz --
Tracing the Legacy of Tchan Tchou/ Chapte.
Responsibility: Michael Dregni ; Michael Dregni.

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