“Django’s Tiger”: From Jazz to Jazz Manouche

  title={“Django’s Tiger”: From Jazz to Jazz Manouche},
  author={Benjamin Givan},
  journal={Current Musicology},
  • B. Givan
  • Published 22 September 2014
  • Art
  • Current Musicology
Not long ago, I saw an online amateur video of the French guitarists Adrien Moignard (b. 1985) and Sebastien Giniaux (b. 1981), who are two of the leading players of the genre known as "jazz manouche" (or "gypsy jazz") (Moignard and Giniaux 2010). They had been filmed in 2010 at the French village of Samois-sur-Seine during its annual Festival Django Reinhardt. Seated outdoors at sunset, closely encircled by throngs of festival-goers, the two musicians were performing a composition called… 

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