In Search of Django Reinhardt and the Soul of Gypsy Swing
Normal Price: $62.95
Your Price: $56.66 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $6.30! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.83 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Gypsy Jazz by Michael Dregni
Book DescriptionOf all the styles of jazz to emerge in the twentieth century, none is more passionate, more exhilaratingly up-tempo, or more steeped in an outsider tradition than Gypsy Jazz. And there is no one more qualified to write about Gypsy Jazz than Michael Dregni, author of the acclaimed biography, Django. A vagabond music, Gypsy Jazz is played today in French Gypsy bars, Romany encampments, on religious pilgrimages-and increasingly on the world's greatest concert stages. Yet its story has never been told, in part because much of its history is undocumented, either in written form or often even in recorded music. Beginning with Django Reinhardt, whose dazzling Gypsy Jazz became the toast of 1930s Paris in the heady days of Josephine Baker, Picasso, and Hemingway, Dregni follows the music as it courses through caravans on the edge of Paris, where today's young French Gypsies learn Gypsy Jazz as a rite of passage, along the Gypsy pilgrimage route to Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer where the Romany play aro
Buy Gypsy Jazz book by Michael Dregni from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780195311921
(240mm x 164mm x 28mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 24-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Michael Dregni
This Old Harley, Paperback (April 2014)
In This Old Harley, editor Michael Dregni compiles fascinating stories from the biking world's most respected characters, paying homage to the company that stands alone in American motorcycling history: Harley-Davidson.
All-American Hot Rod, Paperback (March 2010)» View all books by Michael Dregni
Hot rods have made legends, taking the spotlight in all aspects of the beach culture, in movies, and in music. This book presents Hot Rod History by those who lived it - the voices, experiences, images, artwork of people who know and love the hot rod like nothing else: Robert Williams, Henry Gregor Felson, Gale Banks, Pat Ganahl, and Albert Drake.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Gypsy Jazz book by Michael Dregni and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Michael Dregni
Michael Dregni is a writer for Vintage Guitar magazine, and author Django: The Life and Music of a Gypsy Legend (OUP, 2004).
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.