Most people think of jazz as a quintessentially American genre of music. Within the jazz world, though, gypsy jazz sits as an important piece of the picture that can be traced to gypsy musicians in Western Europe. Its style builds around the gypsy jazz guitar and violin, and through its stages of development has retained a melodic, flowing style, and a focus on gypsy jazz guitar as both the lead instrument and the rhythmic engine. And while many musical styles come from several pioneers, gypsy jazz guitar indisputably comes through one specific source.
Emergence of Django Reinhardt
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