Complete Django: The Ultimate Django Book
Feb 19 2015
For the first time, all 81 themes and melodies by Django Reinhardt appear in a single collection written in notation and tablature with diagrams of the exact chord voicings played by Django. In addition to the music, this landmark collection includes generous performance and historical notes plus anecdotes and previously unreleased photographs, playbills and illustrations in what is surely the definitive collection for the Django and Gypsy jazz fan! Bi-lingual book with text in French and English.
This is an unique and exceptional (as well as expensive) Django song book. To understand Django’s style, you’ve got to listen to his solos until your ears bleed and then figure them out on your own or with the help of a knowledgeable instructor – which are not found in many US towns. The lead sheets are accurate. The tune selection exhaustive. The graphics are pure art. And finally, the chord voicings, although strange to those not familiar with this style, are authentic and reasonably accurate. At least enough to get you close and then again, listen to Django and decide for yourself.
This is not an instructional book or one geared toward the beginning student of the genre. It had a limited printing and are becoming difficult to find.
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