The Music of Django Reinhardt (Jazz Perspectives)

The Music of Django Reinhardt (Jazz Perspectives)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 242 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780472114993
  • DDC分類 787.87165092

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This title offers an in-depth analysis of the music and life of a gypsy music legend. Famed gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt has been the subject of numerous books, both in this country and abroad. His life was featured in Woody Allen's film "Sweet and Lowdown", and his music influenced guitarists within jazz and beyond. But never before has the story of Reinhardt's music been so thoroughly and carefully explored. Benjamin Givan examines how one of jazz's greatest guitarists created his unparalleled sound, despite the tragic accident that rendered his left hand virtually unusable. "The Music of Django Reinhardt" is an analytical study of his music, including his process, his improvisational style, and his instrumental technique. The book features transcriptions from records of the 1920s through the 1950s and includes detailed discussion of selected performances from one of the most important guitarists in history.

Table of Contents

Preface                                            ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction 1 (6)
Left-Hand Technique 7 (18)
Musical Discontinuity 25 (50)
Formulaic Improvisation 75 (47)
Three Classic Solos 122 (36)
Late Stylistic Evolution 158 (37)
Epilogue 195 (2)
Notes 197 (16)
Bibliography 213 (8)
Discography 221 (4)
Credits 225 (10)
Index 235