February 1996 (Issue No. 38)
Django Reinhardt's career and legacy, with a Gypsy jazz lesson from John Jorgenson. Classical luthier Tom Humphrey and his Millennium guitar. Ben Harper interview. Letter from Brittany, France. Lessons on classic chord changes and movable swing and jazz chords. The music of fingerstylist Peppino D'Agostino. James McMurtry interview. Hawaiian slack-key and Gypsy jazz recordings reviewed. Willy Porter profile.
Right Here Now
- James McMurtry
- Peppino D'Agostino
Dominant Seven Swing
- Dix Bruce
In This Issue
Django Reinhardt and the vibrant world of Gypsy guitar, with a lesson from John Jorgenson. By Michael John Simmons.
APPROACHING THE MILLENNIUM
The revolutionary designs of classical guitar maker Thomas Humphrey. By Dan Erlewine.
Ben Harper's earthy, spiritual, and bracing folk music for the '90s. By Ben Elder.
Porter's Room. Profile of Willy Porter. By Andy Markham.
Gypsy Jazz CDs. Latcho Drom, Moreno, Musiciens Manouches en Roussillon, Robin Nolan String Quartet. By Michael John Simmons.
Slack-Key CDs. Keola Beamer, Barney Isaacs, Jr. and George Kuo, Moses Kahumoku, Ozzie Kotani, Leonard Kwan, Cyril Pahinui, various artists. By Russell Letson.
David Grisman Quintet, Dawganova. By Riley Tharp.
Stephen Bennett, Guitar Town. By Russell Letson.
Tom Prasada-Rao, The Way of the World. By James Jensen.
John Williams, From the Jungles of Paraguay. By Scott Cmiel.
Tony Rice and John Carlini, River Suite for Two Guitars. By David McCarty.
Manuel Barrueco Plays Lennon and McCartney. By Mark L. Small.
Abra Moore, Sing. By Dan Ouellette.
Jesse Cook, Tempest. By James Jensen.
Letter from Brittany. By David Surette.
Singer-Storyteller. Profile of James McMurtry, with music to "Right Here Now". By Dan Ouellette.
Equipment picks from Ben Harper, Django Reinhardt and other Gypsy guitarists, James McMurtry, and Peppino D'Agostino.
Sitar strings. By Rick Turner.
Sweat that Kills. Sweaty hands and string life. By Richard Johnston.
Unholy Holes. Proper locations for pickup and hole for the strap. By Rick Turner.
Classic Chord Changes. By Richard Gartner.
A Movable Feast. Swing/jazz chord changes. By Dix Bruce.
Bella Donna. Profile and music of Peppino D'Agostino. By Todd Ellison.
1949 Selmer. By Francois Charle.