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by kimmo
Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:17 am
Forum: Gypsy Jazz for Rookies
Topic: Guitar position
Replies: 12
Views: 17231

Re: Guitar position

I just got the book "l'esprit manouche" -- 2- Has anyone ever seen the first lesson of that book and did you also struggle with the chords (especially the A minor 6 on page 12 of the book)? Yes, and struggle I did... 3- How do you place the guitar and arm to be able to use the thumb? ...u...
by kimmo
Wed Nov 02, 2005 1:14 pm
Forum: Django
Topic: Django and ellington concert recordings.
Replies: 26
Views: 32633

Even taking into account this American jingoism, I still believe Django takes the greater responsibility for the commercial failure of his US tour. There was no attempt to make any cohesive musical arrangements with Ellington and his behaviour was often irresponsible. Django was invited by sir Duke...
by kimmo
Wed Oct 19, 2005 11:18 am
Forum: Artists
Topic: Alma Sinti questions
Replies: 17
Views: 18768

Re: Alma Sinti questions

Anyone knows who is the second guitarist playing "Swinging tiger" with the great Patrick Saussois? Samy Daussat Who is the pianist playing with alma sinti in "Chicken head"? Stan Laferrier Have Patrick recorded some modern Jazz stuff? If you by modern mean free or fusion or anyt...
by kimmo
Mon Oct 03, 2005 4:51 pm
Forum: EU Gig Listings
Topic: Jazz Partout - South Finland Tour
Replies: 0
Views: 3128

Jazz Partout - South Finland Tour

One step at a time... South Finland used to be mostly GJ-free territory. I hope we create enough interest and demand for the style to be able to invite later also players from the continent. Quartet Jazz Partout (accordion, selmac, arch-top, double bass) from southern Finland plays Gypsy jazz with m...
by kimmo
Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:19 pm
Forum: Artists
Topic: Rodolphe Raffalli
Replies: 2
Views: 3215

For starters:
http://rodolphe.raffalli.free.fr/

Bio also in English, otherwise in French only.

kimmo
by kimmo
Mon Sep 12, 2005 6:57 am
Forum: Gypsy Jazz for Rookies
Topic: I really, really don't get whole Whole Tone Scales - thing
Replies: 10
Views: 14593

phil_g wrote:Playing a whole tone scale on a piano keyboard is quite an interesting excercise btw.
When you hear Thelonius Monk play a descending run (he doesn't do stepwise runs that often) it's almost always a whole-tone scale.

kimmo
by kimmo
Mon Jul 25, 2005 8:18 am
Forum: Django
Topic: Four Djangos - One Lifetime
Replies: 10
Views: 14968

Is there any "missing" material i.e stuff that we know was recorded but the tapes can't be found? Earlier in this spring the Congress Library found some -57 Monk/Coltrane -treasures from the Carnegie Hall vaults. Someone could tell them that -46 was also an excellent Carnegie Hall vintage...
by kimmo
Fri Jun 17, 2005 12:33 pm
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: Does Hardware Really Matter?
Replies: 26
Views: 22821

I'm with Teddy on this generally. The reason I enjoy all this strings/pick/guitar business is because I enjoy it for what it is. I have never thought for one minute it will have any great influence on the music. Sure I pick the right guitar for the style of music or occaison but that is just being ...
by kimmo
Fri Jun 03, 2005 12:07 pm
Forum: Coalition Corner
Topic: A true sailing Django fan
Replies: 7
Views: 10693

Isn't Luxembourg a landlocked country? Yes and no. You can take a cruise on a barge through Luxembourg along the river Mosel from France to Germany eventually reaching also saltier waters. However, if my memory serves me right about the types of vessels being used there, I don't recall having seen ...
by kimmo
Sun Feb 20, 2005 10:46 am
Forum: Django
Topic: Django's violin playing
Replies: 5
Views: 6045

The tune in the Grappelli DVD is Vous et moi , recorded in 1942 in Belgium. In the same session Django also recorded Blues en mineur . These are the only known recorded examples of him playing violin - and even in these tunes he switches to guitar. You can read Patric Williams' article Django : Vous...
by kimmo
Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: How to play Gypsy Jazz guitar
Topic: Gypsy fingerings
Replies: 5
Views: 7195

Hi emicad, The style involves moving horizontally or diagonally across the fingerboard (as opposed to sticking in one position); this requires alternating between stretching and squeezing your fretting fingers. I have ? reluctantly ? started using more of my ring finger instead of my pinky because i...
by kimmo
Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:02 pm
Forum: Django
Topic: Django & Valses...
Replies: 12
Views: 14680

I am absolutely sure Django was not interested in valses from the 30's onwards. Look at the facts:- Django never officially recorded a gypsy jazz style valse as a featured performer. He recorded "Pigalle" with Grappelli because it was a popular French tune of the time not because it was a...
by kimmo
Thu Jan 06, 2005 10:28 am
Forum: Guitars picks and strings etc..
Topic: Silky strings
Replies: 8
Views: 9707

hmm... interesting... so the nickel wound electric strings wont sound exactly the same evidently... i tried the nickel wound .22 and it sounds very close though... :-) No, they are not even close. Argentine to my knowledge means (or is a derivative of a word meaning) silver in latin-based languages...
by kimmo
Mon Dec 06, 2004 3:47 pm
Forum: Artists
Topic: Memories CD ~ Angelo & Tchavolo
Replies: 3
Views: 4476

To me this record represents the dissappointment of the year. Don't get me wrong, it contains some marvellous solos from the two masters. But the production... Anyone who's seen the band backing Angelo (for instance in Samois 2004) knows that they can really swing! Or could, if you could hear the po...
by kimmo
Wed Dec 01, 2004 9:57 am
Forum: Django
Topic: Joseph or Django? "Melodie au crepuscule" composer
Replies: 10
Views: 9677

This is a good question, which I have often wondered myself but for some reason never really asked out loud. Overseas this seems to be common knowledge - look at archives in the *ahoo groups or see for instance Jon?s list: http://djangology.net/djangoauthor.htm The French writers (Williams, Antoniet...