Gypsy jazz resources

GOING GYPSY: a guide to resources

So, you want to explore the world of Django Reinhardt and jazz Manouche? These resources will get you started in the right direction.
SUGGESTED RECORDINGS:

The Best of Django Reinhardt (Blue Note)
Djangology (Bluebird)
In Solitaire (Definitive Records)
Bireli Lagrene, Gipsy Project (Available through Gypsy Jazz.net)
Selmer #607 (Available through DjangoBooks.com)
The Rosenberg Trio Live at Samois (Available through DjangoBooks.com)
Jimmy Rosenberg, Angelo Debarre and Bireli Lagrene: The One and Only (Available through DjangoBooks.com)
BOOKS:

Biography, History:
Django: The Life and Music of a Gypsy Legend by Michael Dregni
Gypsy Jazz: In Search of Django Reinhardt and the Soul of Gypsy Swing by Michael Dregni
Django Reinhardt by Charles Delaunay
Gypsies by Jan Yoors
Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey by Isabel Fonseca

Instructional Books/CDs (Available through DjangoBooks.com):

Guitar:
Gypsy Picking by Michael Horowitz
Gypsy Fire by Andreas Oberg

Violin:
Gypsy Violin by Matt Glaser
Never Before…Never Again by Joe Venuti.

Instructional DVD/Books:
Jazz Manouche: Technique & Improvisation, Vol. 1-4 (DVDs) by Denis Chang (Available through DjangoBooks.com)
WEB SOURCES:

Info and Products:
DjangoBooks.com; great forum, books DVDs, CDs, instruments and accessories
GypsyJazz.net: more books, DVDs, CDs instruments and accessories
Django Station: French jazz Manouche website
Gypsy Guitars: great source of info and instruments-
Romani.org: Romani info and history-
Jazz Guitar: Gypsy guitar licks from Bireli Lagrene-
Selmer 607 project website: Videos of the session and other resources

Luthiers:
Acoustic Guitars.com
Shelly Park
AJL Guitars
Castelluccia Guitars
Holo Guitar
Olivier Marin Luthier (Spain)

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