I am little surprised not to hear about this project anymore ? Is anyone still working on it ?
For those who haven't followed the story, let me recap :
The idea was to create a Real / Fake Book of Gypsy tunes, or let say tunes usually played within the Gypsy Jazz microcosm. There's already lots of stuff available to everyone, but some of these books have too much, and others not enough... and obviously guitar tabs don't really help a violinist or a clarinetist.
When this project started, there was a huge excitement on the forum. But I think it was only a flash in the pan.
I am still convinced there's a need for such a book. Well, at least I need it !
I am working on it. With the tunes I did, those I borrowed and the ones from the Peterson's project, I have about 150 tunes down with the goal of having at least twice as many. My plan is to finish it for this summer.
My requests here are :
1. If you have a Django's Tiger eye and experience in it, to proof-read my stuff as I work on it.
2. Vast majority are Django tunes, plus the usual American Classics and some more recent GJ tunes.
But if you think there's a specific tune, maybe a little "exotic" (like a tune from Lafertin or Hot Club de Norvege) that you really love and would like to see in it, please send me your notes, and I'll format them and add the tune to the book.
3. Any other input is welcome...
If you think you can give me a hand, I'd appreciate it. But don't get too excited, it will still take some time and will probably be very painfull !
I'd be happy to share the book with the forum when it's done.
I am going to finish it anyway, but it will take a little longer if I am just on my own.
Send me pm if you are interested.
Looking fwrd to hearing from some of you