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Gypsy jazz (also known as "Gypsy swing") is often said to have been 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."

Reinhardt was noted for combining a dark, chromatic Gypsy flavor with the swing articulation of the period. His most famous group, the Quintette du Hot Club de France, also brought fame to jazz violinist Stéphane… read more

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  • Avatar for headey
    2013 -the album http://www.last.fm/music/Nigel+Kennedy/Recital has some interesting tracks on it.
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    Spotify playlist [url=http://open.spotify.com/user/1124842745/playlist/7pQZRLziG9YA9x7T0z8ZzM]Jazz: Bebop, Cool, Swing, Vocal, Fusion, Modal, Stride, Dixieland, Third Stream, Big Band, Hard Bop[/url]
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    Dear friends, we are happy to invite you at PLAI FESTIVAL in Timisoara, Romania at the Banat Village Museum, 14-16 of September 2012: 3 days of concerts + cultural activities --- PATRICE & The Supowers, FATOUMATA Diawara, AZIZA Mustafa Zadeh, OQUESTRADA, BLUE NIPPLE BOY, The GANGA JAZZ ENSEMBLE and SUBCARPATI. --- 40 cultural partners (NGOs, cultural institutes, embassies) will offer free workshops, theater performances, movie screenings etc… Try every workshop, relax in the OPEN AIR at the ChillOut with SILENT DISCO, enjoy some SUSHI and find out what WORLD MUSIC is all about directly from this year's artists. Please feel free to send this invitation to all of your friends who might be interested in this event. We thank you and we will welcome you at PLAI! http://www.last.fm/festival/3252507+PLAI+Festival & http://www.plai.ro/en/
  • Avatar for Pheneks
    I like traveling musicians.
  • Avatar for Evol_Viper
    Love this music
  • Avatar for JackTehRipper
    ОПА
  • Avatar for toekneebullard
    @henriquee_t88 Bioshock's soundtrack had some gypsy jazzish flavors in it. When it wasn't being overtly creepy as hell.
  • Avatar for henriquee_t88
    What Bioshock has to do with gypsy jazz?
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    nice
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    Fooly & cooly...

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