Good morning all. I'll start by saying that I've been approaching Minor Swing from two sides:
1) Learning it note-4-note and playing it on acoustic with as much of the Gypsy style picking I am capable of right now... and this video is certainly is NOT that
2) I just simply love Django's sense of rhythm, groove and melody when he solos (I hear his solos as themes and melodies and just LOVE them), and I would like to start incorporating some of those specific things into my playing style and improvising SPECIFICALLY when I'm not playing in a gypsy jazz context. And that is what this short video clip is about.
So in this video I was thinking more of a bluesy jazz style, and wanting to put a few things in from Django that I love as well. This was a much longer jam than I have here (only a minute and a half here), and you'll notice toward the end of this jam I threw in one chorus from Django's actual solo as well (not played perfect, but it felt right to go there with the chorus I had played right before it which was heavily Django influenced).
This is the only video I've ever posted here, and I'm sorry if it's not hard core gypsy jazz, but I am having A LOT of fun trying to find places to stick in some Django while I'm playing in another style all together
And I hope you enjoy.
Tech notes: This is just cheap Epiphone ES-175 plugged straight into an acoustic amp and the backing track run into the Aux in of the amp.
YouTube Link: youtu.be/b20eMAp1neE