I'm playing the piano and recorder flute (classical, serious, and no fear, not gonna use recorders for jazz.) Till now all by sheet music. I'm not bad at all with non-classical music, just never played freely, no experience. I hardly play any guitar at all, just know the most basic chords, and I think learning it to a decent or good level would take a lot of time. I know a fair amount of music theory and connect it to the intuitive part, but nowhere near a modern Western jazz player.
So what can you recommend for a guy that wants to know more about the practical side of gypsy jazz, both the rhythm/accompaniment side (piano, melodica) and the melody/lead side (melodica, piano)?