Customer Review

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great View Into the World of Gypsy Jazz, March 3, 2009
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: Gypsy Jazz: In Search of Django Reinhardt and the Soul of Gypsy Swing (Hardcover)
Gypsy Jazz has gone from being an obscure, nearly forgotten form of music to being more popular than ever and most of this started with the story of Django Reinhardt that has long been known among guitar players. Michael Dregni has gone to great lengths to research the roots of Gypsy Jazz and to flesh out the story far beyond just Django Reinhardt's contribution to the genre. He also shows that Gypsy Jazz did not cease to develop with Django's death in 1953. The music was carried forward by many people over the years and has evolved along the way. Dregni went to great lengths to research who these people were and to interview them. The crowning acheivement of all this was a guitar lesson he took from David Reinhardt, the grandson of Django himself.

Another high point was the account of attending the annual Gypsy pilgrimage to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer. After the religious services the next activity is countless jam sessions in the Gypsy encampments. One can only wonder just what it would be like to be there and hear some of the finest, most spontaneous music known to man. Well, that's as much as I'm going to give you for free, if you want more you'll have to buy the book . . . something I recommend highly to anyone with an interest in Gypsy Jazz.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.6 out of 5 stars (8 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (6)
4 star:
 (1)
3 star:
 (1)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
$49.95 $43.88
Add to cart Add to wishlist
Reviewer


Location: USA

Top Reviewer Ranking: 58,817