Gypsy jazz (also known as gypsy swing or hot club jazz) is a style of jazz music started by guitarist Jean "Django" Reinhardt in the 1930s. Because its origins are largely in France it is often called by the French name, "Jazz manouche," or alternatively, "manouche jazz".
Django Reinhardt and the Illustrated History of Gypsy Jazz by MICHAEL DREGNI Model # GJ0073B
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Django Reinhardt and the Illustrated History of Gypsy Jazz is a stylish collection of more than 400 images tenderly passing along the story of Django and the greater world of Gypsy jazz. Beginning with Django’s birth and running through the Paris Jazz Age of the 1920s to today’s worldwide renaissance of Gypsy jazz bands- including Django’s own grandsons-the images include rare archival photographs, family portraits, collector-quality posters and programs, as well as modern images, guitars, era memorabilia, and paintings (one by Django himself). Running narrative weaves its way in and around the imagery, further playing out the tales of Gypsies and their music.