I haven't been around here for years and also haven't played gypsy jazz style actively for a period. Distance to this style has revealed to me how important has gypsy jazz music been. I think that I wouldn't have had same kind of feel for sound and attitude in playing if I wouldn't have never started to play gypsy music. I'm sure many players here have same kind of experiences.:)
Here's my latest video.
P.S: If you like the video, stay tuned. I will upload a new one at some point. It will be 9 phrases and patterns for minor swing.:)
I noticed that you are from Croatia. I´m now practicing with my new band and we are playing music from Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia etc. and mixing those influences in gypsy jazz and other styles. I have really fell in love music from that area.:) There's something same in Finnish melancholy.
Hey, don't forget Bosnia. Anyhow, that sort of band is right up my alley, and the mixture I both enjoy playing and listening to. Nowadays it seems to be hard to avoid, to my enjoyment, with the likes of Tcha Limberger for one. I wish I could say that we have plenty of that over here, but we don't. There are certainly weddings and such, but it's a wholly different affair. To conclude: based on what I've heard today, I look forward to hearing more - props to you!
P.S. Send me a PM if you would perhaps enjoy exchanging thoughts about music (the sort you have mentioned, especially). I'd like to know what the repertoire looks like. Maybe I could pass on a few good bands/songs, too, old or new.
There's a fluidity in your playing that I find incredible, the notes, phrases and pauses just pour in a continuous stream.
With all that flamboyance in your playing there's still modesty in your words above, very cool.
Thank you for sharing.