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Swing-Jazz Classics for String Quartet

Avalon & Dark Eyes Strings Charts Series

By Jeremy Cohen

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Avalon & Dark Eyes Strings Charts Series. Arranged by Jeremy Cohen. String Letter Publishing. Softcover. 40 pages. Published by String Letter Publishing (HL.115244).

Item Number: HL.115244

ISBN 1936604264. 9x12 inches.

The Hot-Club rhythm popularized in the 1930s and '40s by Gypsy violinist Stéphanie Grappelli and guitarist Django Reinhardt has lit a fire under 1,000 swing-jazz bands worldwide. These two swing-jazz classics capture the flair of that popular music. “Avalon” ranges from a waltz to the sound of a carnival carousel. “Dark Eyes,” an early hit for the fabled Hot Club of France, also starts as a waltz before giving way to chance for you to put a modern stamp on it. Both of these sophisticated swing-jazz charts are perfect for weddings and other casuals or even as concert encore pieces.

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