Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

August 1, 2011

Django!

Filed under: music,Roma — louisproyect @ 6:53 pm

5 Comments »

  1. I’ve seen this at YouTube a few weeks ago, tried to find the original DVD version and had no luck so if anyone knows if it can be bought would be grateful, great clips often disappear and the quality of YouTube is so-so
    harry

    Comment by Harry Monro — August 2, 2011 @ 9:08 pm

  2. It just occurred to me that that piece he plays at the beginning reminds me of something by Debussy. Can anybody help me out with this?

    Comment by godoggo — August 3, 2011 @ 12:06 am

  3. It must be Nuages, a piece that Django recorded numerous times. It incorporated Debussyian harmonies but it was his own composition.

    Comment by louisproyect — August 3, 2011 @ 12:10 am

  4. OK, it was Debussy’s Reverie. A lot of jazz musicians have treated it as a tune, such as Rollins, for example but I don’t think they normally play that part of it.

    Comment by godoggo — August 3, 2011 @ 4:07 am

  5. Hmmm, seems Django didn’t even play that bit in his own version of Reverie. Looks like he got two different tunes out of the same piece.

    Comment by godoggo — August 3, 2011 @ 5:04 am


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