St Phane Grappelli

Author: Paul Balmer
Publisher: Sanctuary Publishing
ISBN: 9781860744532
Size: 30.12 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: 61.85 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: 32.54 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.

Jean Django Reinhardt

Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351561731
Size: 12.99 MB
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Jean Django Reinhardt from the Author: . This volume gathers together and organizes in an easily accessible format all known information relevant to the life and work of the French jazz musician Django Reinhardt. Together with fellow musician, St?ane Grappelli, Reinhardt became one of the twentieth century's most celebrated jazz artists with performances he gave as part of the Quintet of the Hot Club of France. Essentially discographical in format, this book updates the original work compiled by Charles Delauney in 1960, and draws on later work by Gould, Nevers, Royal and Rust, to detail all known recordings by Reinhardt, together with known film, radio and television appearances. For each entry Paul Vernon provides, where known, the location of the recording, the date, the artist credit as it appears on the label of the original issue, the performers and the instruments played by them, the matrix number, the exact timing of the recording and details of 78, LP, EP and CD issues. Interspersed at the appropriate chronological points are biographical details about Reinhardt and the political, social and cultural climate of his time. This is augmented with excerpts from reviews, letters and other documents to provide a vivid context for his recording work.

Getting Into Gypsy Jazz Violin

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1610653440
Size: 49.33 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.•

The Fiddler S Almanac

Author: Ryan J. Thomson
Publisher: Captain Fiddle Publications
ISBN: 9780931877001
Size: 76.79 MB
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The Fiddler S Almanac from the Author: Ryan J. Thomson.

Goldmine Jazz Album Price Guide

Author: Tim Neely
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 1440227721
Size: 66.75 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!