Gypsy jazz concert live at Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill in Montreal, QC, Canada on April 15, 2016.
Troy Grady talks about how the amount of edge picking you use has a profound impact on the way your guitar pick works, influencing many aspects of its performance, from tone to smoothness of motion.
Learn more: https://troygrady.com/primer/
Rare footage of Django Reinhardt playing solo.
At age 18, already a famous musician on the Parisian scene, Django accidentally knocked over a candle in his caravan trailer, which set fire to celluloid flowers his wife had made. He was severely burned and doctors wanted to amputate his left hand. But Django refused despite the fact that his ring finger and pinky on that hand were permanently welded together in a useless lump of flesh. He managed to devise a technique of guitar playing using only two fingers of his left hand to produce dazzling fast runs up and down the fingerboard, playing with such speed and accuracy that it left other guitarists in the dust.
Line up : Angelo Debarre (guitare), Ludovic Beier (accordéon), Tchavolo Hassan (guitare rythmique), Antonio Licusati (contrebasse), Marius Apostol (violon), Ioan Streba (clarinette) Guest: Thomas Dutronc, David Reinhardt, Rocky Gresset
Troy Grady talks to Ben Givan about his studies of Django’s music, challenges in transcribing 200+ of Django solos, and more!
- Benjamin Givan‘s transcriptions for a some of Django Reinhardt’s gypsy jazz solos can be found online at: https://sites.google.com/site/klemjc/home/benjamin-givan-s-transcriptions