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Laurence Diehl - Posted - 01/15/2019:  10:53:33


They call it gypsy jazz now, but I think Django just called it "jazz" smiley



I'm using the gypsy minor scale quite a bit, and there are some descending diminished changes: Gm/Bbdim/Adim (which are also V IV subs) but enough of that, here's the music.



 



San Rafael

davidcava - Posted - 01/15/2019:  11:34:01


I can see the Caravan coming up my driveway now Laurence. Excellent Gypsy music.

Omeboy - Posted - 01/15/2019:  11:36:06


Absolutely outstanding, Laurence. I know whenever I see that you've posted something, it will be on a whole different level of artistry. "San Rafael" reminds me so much of "Swing Gitane." This will probably stay in my head all day. Thanks for this great post.

aintbrokejustbadlybent - Posted - 01/15/2019:  11:45:32


Very nice Laurence. I’m a fan of Gypsy jazz and you sure do it justice!

Laurence Diehl - Posted - 01/15/2019:  11:57:01


quote:

Originally posted by Omeboy

Absolutely outstanding, Laurence. I know whenever I see that you've posted something, it will be on a whole different level of artistry. "San Rafael" reminds me so much of "Swing Gitane." This will probably stay in my head all day. Thanks for this great post.






Thanks so much Paul! i had to go listen to 'Swing Gitane' to make sure I hadn't written the same tune! (phew - safe)! There is a group out there called Ghost Notes that were just mind blowing! All these minor key gypsy jazz tunes have a similar vibe, but it's a good one.

Don Lewers - Posted - 01/15/2019:  17:27:03


''Roll over Django, 'cause Diehl's moovin' in'' ..... yeah ''L,'' I believe if Django was still with us in the moment today ..... he'd be chomping at the bit, to get in and jam with ya' on this swinger. ..... Don

Ascot - Posted - 01/15/2019:  21:29:06


Wonderful Laurence.
You can make that uke talk

johnstephen - Posted - 01/15/2019:  21:35:44


Absolutely terrific, Laurence. Great playing, great vibe, great tune. A couple of technical questions -- is that a tenor or concert uke, and what's the tuning? Thanks for sharing this terrific vid.

parlour player - Posted - 01/15/2019:  23:24:50


Nice rendition .


Thank you

Bill Rogers - Posted - 01/16/2019:  00:09:43


Ditto, me too, what everybody said...

davidcava - Posted - 01/16/2019:  05:36:31


Hey Laurence, did you ever write a lead sheet for your song? I'd like to read it in print. I didn't realize you wrote it until I reread. Cool tune. lyrics as well?

Laurence Diehl - Posted - 01/16/2019:  08:21:28


quote:

Originally posted by johnstephen

Absolutely terrific, Laurence. Great playing, great vibe, great tune. A couple of technical questions -- is that a tenor or concert uke, and what's the tuning? Thanks for sharing this terrific vid.






Thanks John! The uke is a tenor, built by the Martin guitar co. It is tuned in fourths - the standard "my dog has fleas" tuning is gCEA but I put it in low G for the jazz stuff, so it's GCEA. Strangely enough, the soprano, concert and tenor ukes all have the same tuning - just different body size and neck length.

johnstephen - Posted - 01/16/2019:  08:26:12


Thanks for the info, Laurence. Ukes are fascinating little instruments -- more versatile than a lot of people realize, I think -- and your Martin sounds fantastic. Once again, great playing on a wonderful tune.

Laurence Diehl - Posted - 01/16/2019:  08:26:20


quote:

Originally posted by davidcava

Hey Laurence, did you ever write a lead sheet for your song? I'd like to read it in print. I didn't realize you wrote it until I reread. Cool tune. lyrics as well?






David - do lead sheets have the melody written out in standard notation? Because I don't write standard notation (I can barely read it)!



Here are the chords though:



Gm/Bb dim/A dim/Gm D7

Gm/Bb dim/A dim/Gm



F/Bb/A7/Dm D#9

Gm/Bb dim/A dim/Gm

davidcava - Posted - 01/16/2019:  10:06:38


Yes, melody and chords in standard. I'm getting better at reading it, and thought you may have written it out. Thanks for the chords, I'm going to work on the tune.

Hot Club Man - Posted - 01/16/2019:  14:02:06


Absolutely great playing Laurence! You have that 'gypsy jazz' sound. I have been into Django for 50 years--He said it all. The European gypsy jazz players--and the Flamenco guys--Hungarian--Romanian musicians are pronominal musicians. Check them out.

targhee_music_camp - Posted - 02/05/2019:  08:26:16


Very clean and very cool...

CGDA - Posted - 02/05/2019:  12:57:48


That's so nice and really "manouche" !

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