Stephane Grappelli A Life In Jazz

Author: Paul Balmer
Publisher: Bobcat Books
ISBN: 085712370X
Size: 11.80 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: 59.99 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: 39.26 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.

Django Reinhardt And The Illustrated History Of Gypsy Jazz

Author: Michael Dregni
Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
ISBN: 9781933108100
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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.

Getting Into Gypsy Jazz Violin

Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
ISBN: 1610653440
Size: 67.84 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

Author: Dave Gelly
Publisher: Backbeat Books
ISBN: 1476852936
Size: 51.55 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.

Weather Bird

Author: Gary Giddins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195304497
Size: 49.84 MB
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Weather Bird from the Author: Gary Giddins. A companion volume to the landmark Visions of Jazz collects more than 140 writings celebrating jazz, with commentary on everything from modern jazz events and the current top musicians, to studies on the leading jazz figures of the past.

The Fiddler S Almanac

Author: Ryan J. Thomson
Publisher: Captain Fiddle Publications
ISBN: 9780931877001
Size: 45.77 MB
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The Fiddler S Almanac from the Author: Ryan J. Thomson.

Django Reinhardt Anthology Songbook

Author: Django Reinhardt
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1458498565
Size: 66.40 MB
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Django Reinhardt Anthology Songbook from the Author: Django Reinhardt. (Transcribed). Includes 70 Reinhardt classics for classical guitar. Each song lists its date of recording and other important information relating to the song and recording session.