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.

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

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

Gypsy Picking by Michael Horowitz
Gypsy Fire by Andreas Oberg

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

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

Shelly Park
AJL Guitars
Castelluccia Guitars
Holo Guitar
Olivier Marin Luthier (Spain)


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