Gypsy Jazz

In the 1930s, the Belgian-born guitarist Django Reinhardt and his violin partner Stéphane Grappelli created a new kind of small but mighty chamber music. Jazz Manouche or Gypsy jazz, as it came to be known, in an acoustic all-string ensemble of lead guitar, violin, string bass, and not one but two rhythm guitars. Here's a mix of articles, lessons, and product reviews on this unforgettable, irresistible style.  This overview by Paul Mehling and Tommy Davy is a great place to start.

Gear Review: Eastman DM1

From the October 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY GREG OLWELLIf you’re a guitar player looking to explore the music of Django Reinhardt and the manouche jaz... Read More...