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Django Reinhardt

Know the Man, Play the Music

By Django Reinhardt

Know the Man, Play the Music. By Django Reinhardt. Book. Instruction, Jazz, Biography/Composers & Musicians, Jazz Reference. Hardcover with CD. 144 pages. Backbeat Books #0879308370. Published by Backbeat Books (HL.331284).

Item Number: HL.331284

ISBN 0879308370. 8.5x11 inches. Dave Gelly & Rod Fogg.

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 CD wth all six numbers accurately recorded from the transcriptions for you to follow along.

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  • 5

    Chris Dolling
    Epsom, England
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  • 2007-07-17 00:00:00.0 At last

    At last an instruction manual for the enthusiast with accurate transcriptions, a clear CD combined with a balanced biography that places the man and his music in a proper hsitorical and musical setting. Brilliant!

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