A few years ago, I wrote the music for a youth theatre production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It. During my research for the score, I decided to work thematically and settled on using gypsy-swing music as the inspiration for any songs I wrote for the banished Duke Senior.
It was during that time that I first began to listen to the works of Django Reinhardt and I have been a fan ever since. His particular brand of jazz and the intricacies of his guitar playing are so easy to listen to and serve as fantastic background music when writing – particularly when tackling slightly more upbeat moments in a story.
There are so many pieces to chose from, but I’m going to have to go with one his more popular songs – the toe-tapping and insatiably catchy, Minor Swing.
Now it’s your turn.
What do you think of Reinhardt’s music? Does it have you tapping your toes or shaking your head in despair? Classic jazz or an abomination?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
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Tap those toes…