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Soundslice picks: Best of gypsy jazz

Playlist curated by soundslice ∙ 322 slices and 49 musicians
Acoustic swing a la Django Reinhardt. Usually with guitar, violin and upright bass.

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On this up tempo 8 chorus solo Django uses a lot of his most recognizable ideas for improvisation: Open string licks, Arpeggio Up/Scale Down, Pedal Tones, Octaves, Chord Soloing and so on. A must-known… More…

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Had a great time this year teaching and jamming at Django in June. Here I am playing with mandolinist Isaac Eicher on Groovin’ High, bebop tune by Dizzy Gillespie. Please check Isaac's music and support… More…

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Transcription commission for Aroma Park. June 2019. More…

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PDF tab → http://bit.ly/Donna_Lee_PDF… More…

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Here’s something Romane taught us at Django In June 2019 last week — a blues accompaniment while keeping the same note in each voicing. Really nice. Note that I didn’t notate the various rhythmic hits/feel. More…

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Here's Bireli's theme and first solo on this track from William Brunard's "Django Stories" album More…

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It is a rare treat to find a guitar solo in any genre that is as narrative, short-and-sweet, and diversely melodic as this one. Romane has a wonderful ability to make everything sound so easy and casual.… More…

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Here is the head from "French Guitar", including both guitar parts. I think this song really sums up the eponymous record in that it takes familiar, tried-and-true elements puts a fresh spin on them.… More…

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Here is my transcription of Django Reinhardt solo in "At The Jimmy's bar".… More…

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From the album "Gypsy Trio" in 2012… More…

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Here is my full transcription of La Gitane played by Tchan-Tchou Vidal. … More…

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One of my favorite Adrien videos — finally transcribed! It took me a while to do, but it’s worth it for the many nice moments. More…

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Here is my transcription of Django Reinhardt intro in "In a sentimental mood". Play the chords with your thumb + index and ring finger only at the left hand (except for one chord). A bunch of other intros… More…

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PDF tab → http://bit.ly/Melodie_au_Crepuscule_PDF… More…

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An idea over “There Will Never Be...” that sounds just as much Benson as it does Moignard. More…

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I’ve started recording my own gigs, to evaluate my own playing and try to remember some of the improvisations. Generally I’m not happy with my playing, but this particular “Nuages” solo actually turned… More…

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Here’s an idea I came up with for “Nuages,” during bars 21-24, when it goes to C major. It’s a nice little counterpointy walkup thing. :-) More…

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Study piece for the B section of Douce Ambiance. More…

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Study piece for the A Section of Douce Ambiance. More…