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by jack
Sun Nov 25, 2007 4:36 am
Forum: US Gig Listings
Topic: Boston/Cambridge Jam
Replies: 0
Views: 5278

Boston/Cambridge Jam

Hi this is Jack Soref. Me and Violinist Tim Weed are hosting another Gypsy Jazz Jam at Atwood's Tavern this sunday from 9pm to 12am. The last one was a blast, and I'd love to see more Jammers and fans of the music come out. We have charts and a number of good players who might be coming down. It'll ...
by jack
Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:56 am
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Nerves!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 17055

It's been stated here already, but I just want to second the advice to just keep on doing it. Don't worry, it does get easier. When I started gigging, I'd get pretty bad nerves. It felt really weird, like I was in someone else's body. I felt like I had to contend with a different set of arms than th...
by jack
Sat Jul 28, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Django
Topic: Django Documentary
Replies: 28
Views: 32171

I was going to start a thread about fictional works that include a reference to DR but problems caused by the word "paucity" probably preclude most of you from ever having read a book :lol: :lol: Anne Proulx mentions Django and the Ferret Brothers in her book Accordion Crimes . It's an in...
by jack
Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:55 pm
Forum: Artists
Topic: Serge Krief
Replies: 15
Views: 15318

Here's the Legacy footage of Krief and Chiche playing over the changes to Rose Room, no park though.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIqhturp03M

Regards,
Jack
by jack
Wed May 02, 2007 4:02 am
Forum: Django
Topic: What's In A Name?
Replies: 47
Views: 61276

I think I've expressed myself poorly. I'm sorry if the tenor of my first post seemed snide it wasn't meant to be. Partly I wanted to address this comment: Believe me, nobody in America is playing Django's music because they want a greater grasp of the genre known as Jazz. I don't really think it's a...
by jack
Tue May 01, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: Django
Topic: What's In A Name?
Replies: 47
Views: 61276

For what it's worth, I started listening to Django because I wanted a greater grasp of the genre known as Jazz. In fact that's also why I started playing this music. Django was indeed a stylist, but his style isn't really gypsy+jazz. There's lots of Louis Armstrong, Ellington, Debussey, Charlie Park...
by jack
Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:03 am
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Synthetics scales
Replies: 14
Views: 21512

Lydian Dominant gets some use in gypsy jazz style playing, and I'm sure that it is used much more in bebop contexts. I'm not sure I'm familiar with the names you're using for a lot of these scales so examples of each scale might help. For instance, Lydian Dominant (a scale I know as Lydian b7) could...
by jack
Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:20 am
Forum: Django
Topic: Django
Replies: 11
Views: 15892

There's no need to say "Django is god", or change your picking if you don't want to. Both the 'Gypsy Picking' and the 'Debarre/Daussat' books have plenty of vocabulary (licks and stuff) that you can learn. If you're interested in getting that tone that Django, and a ton of contemporary pla...
by jack
Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: gmajor 6 chord
Replies: 32
Views: 46961

Thanks Thrip. I don't think anyone's being lazy. I know plenty of people who all the theory talk does nothing for, and more power to them. The important thing is to hear it. For me at least, an intermediate step in internalizing sounds is verbalizing how they work, but that's just me. Really my whol...
by jack
Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:03 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: gmajor 6 chord
Replies: 32
Views: 46961

Sure, I doubt most players like stochelo have thought it out in these terms. Django definitely didn't use this vocabulary. However, vocabulary is all it is. It's really just articulating what most people are hearing, it's really not that obscure or difficult. I figure if it helps someone sort things...
by jack
Sun Feb 04, 2007 3:36 am
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: gmajor 6 chord
Replies: 32
Views: 46961

The simple answer is that it's all a question of context, and that it depends in part on the bass player how we will hear any given chord. The bass usually gives favor to the root of the chord before the sixth, and that helps strengthen the idea of Maj6 as opposed to minor 7 in inversion. Maybe more...
by jack
Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:10 am
Forum: Artists
Topic: What else are you listening to??
Replies: 19
Views: 19257

Five in no particular order: 1. John Etheridge and John Williams ? Places Between 2. Bud Powell ? The Scene Changes 3. Alicia Svigals ? Fidl 4. Astor Piazzola ? The Rough Dancer and the Cyclical Night 5. Milt Jackson and Joe Pass ? Quadrant ? but also Richard Thompson ? King of Bohemia Taraf de Haïd...
by jack
Fri Dec 29, 2006 7:38 pm
Forum: Artists
Topic: closest to Django I ever heard........
Replies: 28
Views: 29383

it's innovative stuff; it's nice to see someone actually attempting to breathe life into the genre. Phrases like this really bum me out. It makes it sound like this is the only guy doing something different. I feel like I hear this a lot from fans on the forums, and it's such an injustice to all th...
by jack
Thu Dec 28, 2006 4:35 am
Forum: Tunes
Topic: names of songs in concert bireli lagrene, dorado, etc.
Replies: 5
Views: 10214

concert titles

Thanks for pointing out this show, I think I've seen it floating around for a while, but never made the time to see it all the way through. The titles are: Them There Eyes(Pinkard, Tracey, Tauber) , Les Yeux Noir (Traditional), Waltz for Nicky (Richard Galliano), Daphne (Django Reinhardt), La Mer (C...
by jack
Mon Sep 12, 2005 11:28 pm
Forum: US Gig Listings
Topic: Ameranouche in NJ
Replies: 6
Views: 9816

These guys are a great group. It should be noted that the Ben Wood playing bass for Ameranouche is a different person from the Ben Wood playing guitar in New York.