St Phane Grappelli

Author: Paul Balmer
Publisher: Sanctuary Publishing
ISBN: 9781860744532
Size: 64.65 MB
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St Phane Grappelli from the Author: Paul Balmer. Charts his up-bringing in the semi-rural slums of Montmartre, life under the Nazi rule of World War Two to his meeting with Django Rheinhardt and the emergence of Swing. His life took in the heady heights of the jazz world of the 1950s and the wide variety of musicians and singers he performed with - Art Tatum, Paul Whiteman, a fresh-faced Nigel Kennedy, and of course Bing Crosby. Unearthing countless rare photographs and memorabilia from his personal archives, as well as undertaking many interviews with surviving friends and musical contemporaries, the author also conducts the last interview before his death, making this the definitive account of this jazz legend's life and career.

Stephane Grappelli A Life In Jazz

Author: Paul Balmer
Publisher: Bobcat Books
ISBN: 085712370X
Size: 26.43 MB
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Stephane Grappelli A Life In Jazz from the Author: Paul Balmer. This riveting book by Paul Balmer is the definitive biography of a unique musician whose life spanned the 20th century. Stephane Grappelli's astonishing career ran on a parallel track to the history of Jazz itself. Born in Paris in 1908 Grappelli was to become a member of the greatest European Jazz band of them all - the pre-war Hot Club de France Quintet - playing Violin alongside gypsy Guitar legend Django Reinhardt. Tat dazzling association with Reinhardt may have brought Grappelli his greatest fame, but his prodigious talent was also to give him a long and varied career in music playing with everyone from Duke Ellington and Joe Venuti to George Shearing and Oscar Peterson. This rich and revealing biography takes its place alongside the author's BAFTA-nominated DVD about Grappelli, an exceptional musician whose fascinating personal story also vividly illuminates the history of American Jazz in Europe.


Author: Michael Dregni
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195304480
Size: 70.18 MB
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Django from the Author: Michael Dregni. The first major critical biography of the great jazz musician chronicles the colorful life of guitarist Django Reinhardt, including his long musical relationship with violinist Stephane Grapelli and his wanderings around Europe and the United States.

Getting Into Gypsy Jazz Violin

Author: Martin Norgaard
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1610653440
Size: 43.43 MB
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Getting Into Gypsy Jazz Violin from the Author: Martin Norgaard. Learn to improvise in the Gypsy Jazz violin style even if you have never improvised before. the style is closely associated with French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli, who played with Gypsy jazz guitar player Django Reinhardt. Each lesson in the book covers specific key aspects of the Gypsy jazz violin style. the techniques are presented sequentially and the underlying music theory is introduced on a "need to know" basis.Getting Into Gypsy Jazz Violin includes charts of classic swing tunes such as Avalon, the Sheik of Araby & After You've Gone and includes a CD featuring authentic accompaniment tracks and model violin performances. Because the Gypsy jazz violin style maintains common elements of traditional classical violin techniques such as vibrato and shifting, the book is a perfect vehicle for the classical violinist to learn to improvise without having to change their general approach to the instrument.•

Django Reinhardt And The Illustrated History Of Gypsy Jazz

Author: Michael Dregni
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
ISBN: 9781933108100
Size: 31.59 MB
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Django Reinhardt And The Illustrated History Of Gypsy Jazz from the Author: Michael Dregni. Django and Gypsy Jazz continue to draw new fans worldwide-here's the first illustrated history.

Django Reinhardt

Author: Dave Gelly
Publisher: Backbeat Books
ISBN: 1476852936
Size: 23.69 MB
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Django Reinhardt from the Author: Dave Gelly. (Book). The music of Django Reinhardt is as important today as it has ever been. Blending jazz and gypsy influences, his exuberant solos and incisive rhythm playing have fascinated and tantalized guitarists for half a century. In this book, leading jazz writer Dave Gelly considers Django's life and recordings and explains exactly why he sounded the way he did. Meanwhile, guitarist and teacher Rod Fogg shows you how you can achieve that sound yourself, with the help of detailed transcriptions of six of Django's most celebrated and exciting numbers. Includes audio wth all six numbers accurately recorded from the transcriptions for you to follow along.

Goldmine Jazz Album Price Guide

Author: Tim Neely
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 1440227721
Size: 46.25 MB
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Goldmine Jazz Album Price Guide from the Author: Tim Neely. All That Jazz! Dixieland to fusion, big band to bebop, take the guesswork out of valuing 50 years of collectible jazz albums with the 2004 Goldmine Jazz Album Price Guide. Tim Neely, author of eight recording industry price guides including the Standard Catalog of American Records has authored this comprehensive new anthology featuring thousands of musicians, composers and vocalists from the 40's through today. Well illustrated with an easy-to-reference, alphabetical-by-artist format; values are complete up-to-date and listed in three grades of condition. Over 40,000 listings with accurate pricing in three grades of condition Thousands of jazz artists - Dixieland, big band/swing, bebop, progressive, modern, fusion, and more Well-illustrated, easy to use, alphabetical-by-artist format The only jazz price guide on the market!

Musicians Composers Of The 20th Century Paul Desmond Joan Jett

Author: Alfred William Cramer
Publisher: Salem PressInc
ISBN: 9781587655142
Size: 73.21 MB
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Musicians Composers Of The 20th Century Paul Desmond Joan Jett from the Author: Alfred William Cramer. Examines individuals from all over the world who gained significance as composers, performers, instrumentalists, vocalists, and teachers. Covers the history of musical genres, including blues, classical, country, gospel, jazz, Latin, musical theater, opera, punk, rap, reggae, rock, and more.