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by Gypsyjazzer
Mon Oct 17, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: UK Gig Listings
Topic: Hot Club of Cowtown UK Tour
Replies: 0
Views: 3642

Hot Club of Cowtown UK Tour

HI,

Not exclusively gypsy jazz, but an outstanding live act nonetheless and well worth catching if they're in your area.

For dates, venues and links:-
Cheers,
Stu
by Gypsyjazzer
Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: Django
Topic: Django's guitar in virtual exhibition
Replies: 0
Views: 4948

Django's guitar in virtual exhibition

Hi, Here's a link to a new Europeana virtual exhibition page of Django's guitar:- http://exhibitions.europeana.eu/exhibits/show/musical-instruments-en/celebrity-instruments-mimo/item/245 Nothing particularly new to most people, and it looks to include a somewhat poor description of the instrument, e...
by Gypsyjazzer
Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: UK Events
Topic: Hank Marvin - BBC Radio 4
Replies: 1
Views: 6333

Hank Marvin - BBC Radio 4

I know it's not really gypsy jazz, but he is a Django fan and he plays a Favino:-

BBC Radio 4 at 1:30pm Tuesday 11th October - “The Thing About Hank” – A look at the influence of Hank Marvin.

Available to listen to for seven days at:- http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b015n6wd

Cheers,
Stu
by Gypsyjazzer
Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: UK Events
Topic: Free Podcasts - "Gypsy Jazz Guitarists" & "Steph Grappelli"
Replies: 1
Views: 5945

Free Podcasts - "Gypsy Jazz Guitarists" & "Steph Grappelli"

Free downloadable podcasts currently available from BBC3 in their Jazz Library series: "Gypsy Jazz Guitarists" and "Stephane Grappelli"

Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/jazzlibam
by Gypsyjazzer
Mon Aug 01, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Django
Topic: Rare Django Photos
Replies: 19
Views: 82376

Re: Rare Django Photos

Amazing collection.

It must have taken a lot of work to put these together and to post them on here, many thanks for sharing.

Stu
by Gypsyjazzer
Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Guitars and stuff for sale
Topic: AER Compact amp
Replies: 4
Views: 9017

AER Compact amp

Hi,

Anyone out there looking to sell an AER Compact amp, preferably the mobile version?

Please contact me.

Stuart
by Gypsyjazzer
Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Django
Topic: Three Django masterpieces
Replies: 6
Views: 14126

Re: Three Django masterpieces

Good idea Stu, Excellent playing on the videos, well done. Mandino Reinhardt did a similar thing with his DVD from a few years back; "la Guitare Manouche Vol.1 Le solo de MINOR SWING (1937)", where he dissected Django's solo and taught it in the way such solos are passed from one player to...
by Gypsyjazzer
Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: Django
Topic: New French Django TV documentary
Replies: 4
Views: 12481

New French Django TV documentary

I was sent the link by a contact in Wales, who received it from someone in Germany, so I've no idea whether anyone will get around to producing a version with subtitles, but you never know. A broadcast on English or American TV is probably the most likely spur to producing a version with English sub...
by Gypsyjazzer
Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Django
Topic: New French Django TV documentary
Replies: 4
Views: 12481

New French Django TV documentary

My apologies if this has already been posted elsewhere and I've missed it, but there's a new French TV documentary available to download or view at:- http://www.megaupload.com/?d=IHUE4OAH (apparently sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, so try maybe a few times) or try here http://www.megauploa...
by Gypsyjazzer
Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: Gypsy Jazz Encyclopedia
Topic: Maccaferri in the film Genevieve
Replies: 5
Views: 17069

Maccaferri in the film Genevieve

Hi Teddy, Looking at that scene again over the weekend, I noticed in a close-up of the guitar player there is what looks like a small pickup fitted to the guitar between the bridge and the bottom of the soundhole. In addition, although the actor Harry Balfour certainly portrayed the trumpeter in the...
by Gypsyjazzer
Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Gypsy Jazz Encyclopedia
Topic: Maccaferri in the film Genevieve
Replies: 5
Views: 17069

Maccaferri in the film Genevieve

Great, you wait years for an attachment to work, and then six come along together!

Apologies.
by Gypsyjazzer
Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Gypsy Jazz Encyclopedia
Topic: Maccaferri in the film Genevieve
Replies: 5
Views: 17069

Maccaferri in the film Genevieve

I've never managed to upload attachments in any of my previous postings, and I don't know why the photos didn't get loaded in the last post, but I'll have another try here.
by Gypsyjazzer
Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Gypsy Jazz Encyclopedia
Topic: Maccaferri in the film Genevieve
Replies: 5
Views: 17069

Maccaferri in the film Genevieve

Even more time on my hands - I've now found a couple of photos from the film that show the guitarist with his Maccaferri. With the add-on pick-guard you have to look closely, but it ia a Maccaferri. You can see the guitar much clearer in the actual film, but who is the guitarist, and does anyone kno...
by Gypsyjazzer
Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Gypsy Jazz Encyclopedia
Topic: Maccaferri in the film Genevieve
Replies: 5
Views: 17069

Maccaferri in the film Genevieve

Sign of having too much time on my hands, but half-watching watching the 1953 UK film "Genevieve" on Channel 4 this morning, I happened to notice that the guitarist in the jazz band featured in a night club scene that appears about 45 - 60 minutes into the film was clearly playing a D-hole...
by Gypsyjazzer
Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: UK Events
Topic: BBC Radio 4 - Jazz in Paris
Replies: 0
Views: 5411

BBC Radio 4 - Jazz in Paris

There's what looks like an interesting two-part programme starting this week on BBC Radio 4 at 1:30pm on Tuesday January 4th called " Music in the Dark Years ". According to the BBC blurb: 'Stephen Johnson explores how Paris's vibrant musical scene survived - and flourished - through the '...