Let’s face it, packing up your guitar and running off to Eastern Europe to join a caravan of gypsies really isn’t for everyone. So why face the harsh life of the road when you can curl up with a book that will practically take you there? Django Reinhardt and the Illustrated History of Gypsy Jazz by Michael Dregni, Alain Antonietto and Anne Legrand does its best to bring the allure of Django’s legend straight to the reader, with over 400 photos and illustrations.
Ranging from the Jazz Age in Paris during the 1920s to Reinhardt’s undeniable influence on many of today’s jazz and acoustic players, the authors dug deep into rare archival photographs, posters, programs, ticket stubs, guitars and paintings.
The book is available now from Speck Press and lists for $25.