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warning 128x128Even if we thought that the problems with our paid DOWNLOADs was a thing of the past, some users told us that there were again problems downloading.
Now that we (again) investigated to solve those problems and download errors, we found that the problems reside with our used pay-service PAYPAL.   Since last year 2019, PAYPAL has slowly by slowly changed all of their user-accounts into so called "Private-accounts".
This means that only users that hold a "company- or professional-account" are still able to drive their online-shops or shopping carts. As thru this action the return-message from PAYPAL to the shop or cart after successful payment has been blocked. Payments still can be done and will be received, but no return message confirmation to the shopsystem. That explains the problems that we and our users have had ever since.

Nonetheless: no user has to worry that he/she will loose money with us when buying something from our online offers, so you can still buy with confidence!


We are really sorry for any inconvenience this may cause our users and work hardly on a better solution in the meantime!

The JM-GuitarGallery meanwhile holds more than 2.000 images in the database of old Gypsyjazz-guitars of the brands Selmer, Busato, Favino or Di Mauro.  That said, we are proudly that this is the BIGGEST Gallery of old Gyosy jazz guitars on the internet worldwide, and we are still constantly updating it with new instruments!


CD-Review: Wawau Adler - Happy birthday Django 110

Since a long time Joseph "Wawau" Adler is well known In the Gypsyjazz- and Jazzszene. As he already released a couple of CDs such as "Back to the roots" (2007), "Songs for Guitar and Bass" (2009), "Here’s to Django" (2010) and now for the 100th years jubilee of Django Reinhardt he releases "Happy birthday Django 110" (2020).

wawau adler happy birthday django 110Wawau Adler is internationally known as an outstanding Jazz guitarist. Though enrooted in Jazz Manouche / Gipsy Swing, Wauwau is also an expert in all other styles of modern jazz. In his exceptional 40 years career he played reams of concerts in Germany, Europe, Canada and the USA.

On "Happy birthday Django 110" Wawau shows impressively why he is an internationally well known and respected musician.

CD-Review: Gypsy Today - Stochelo Rosenberg & Jermaine Landsberger

gypsytoday srosenberg jlandsberger klA new CD arrived us yesterday which has been recorded already in 2015 but just released in this year 2020:

"Gypsy today" by Stochelo Rosenberg & Jermaine Landsberger feat. Didier Lockwood.

Especially to mention is Dider Lockwood (Viol.) who passed away in 2019. But also a phantastic Lineup with the following guest musicians: Daryl Hall (Double Bass), Joel Locher (Double Bass), André Cecarelli (Drums), Sebastian de Krom (Drums), Schenemann Krause (Ryhthm Git.).

The CD contains 11 Tunes in a great mix of Originals by Stochelo Rosenberg (Made for Isaak, Double Jeu, Memories of Bridget) and Jermaine Landsberger (Ballade pour Didier, Gypsy Today, The Bebop Gypsy). a couple of Songs by Django Reinhardt (Double Scotch, Anouman) and some Jazzstandards.

For sale: the new Polak "Model Bertino" Maple Series - SPECIAL OFFER !

The specialty of this unique guitar is in the design and the making. Unlike other Gypsyjazz Guitars and Selmer-copies, this model series are equipped with a strongly arched top and backsides, similar to electric Archtop Jazzguitars.
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This guitar has been inspired by the so called "Busato"-Guitars (more Infos on Busato-Guitars here) which have been built in the 1930-1950ies and which meanwhile are sold as absolute rarities for prices between 7.000.- and 15.000.-€. Alike the rare Selmer-Guitars the Busatos are considered as the best Gypsyjazzguitars worldwide.

modbertino 2019 maple back closeThis Demo-Instrument (Prototype) on sale here, is handuilt by luthier Edward Polak of Polak-Gypsyguitars (former ERG-Guitars).

It is made from wonderfully grained Tigermaple (sides and back, see photos). The top is made from solid spruce.

Corona-AntiLockdown Song

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As already described in our other articles in our JM-News, the national Lockdown has created a legal job prohibition for many musicians worldwide.
Actually in germany all events with 100+ Persons are allowed from 01st Juli. But anyway this year 2020 many big venues and events as Festivals are called quit for the artists.

To set a sign against this legal work prohibition, and to show we are still here and will be working also after the Corona Lockdwn has ended, furthermore to give a little hope to fellow musicians that are affected by this we have recorded the song "The show must go on" by Freddy Mercury / Queen in a Jazz-Version with different musicians. Have fun with it (may as well share it)!

Part 1 https://youtu.be/UDZrNmdgOqo

Part 2 https://youtu.be/er-Kpscn_VU

CD-Review: David & Danino Weiss Quartett - The new Gypsy Sound

david danino weiss quartett the new gipsy soundDavid & Danino Weiss - The new Gypsy Sound feat. Bireli Lagrene & Stochelo Rosenberg

Within one year the two outstanding musicians David & Danino Weiss present their second CD, "The new Gypsy Sound" feat. Bireli Lagrene & Stochelo Rosenberg and some more guest musicians like famous Hono Winterstein (RytmGit), Wolfgang Lackerschmid (Vibraphone), Alexander Haas (Bass) and Xaver Hellmer (Drums).

And one can say that the name is definately program here.
With those two worldclass guitarrists Bireli Lagrene & Stochelo Rosenberg the musicians David (Accordeon) & Danino Weiss (Piano) invite real world stars into the studio to record for their Album.
But even without those two greats, the two key-players David & Danino present themselfes with fresh new ideas, own arrangements and honor themselfes most of all by all that.
Yet though the two woldclass guitarrists help to avoid a strong "key heavyness" on that album throwing in their magic strings in between.

The CD contains 10 tunes, with "Gypsy Keys", My thought at midnight", "Sourire" some couple of original compositions (by Danino & David), well known Gypsyjazz-classics like "Claire de Lune" (Joseph Kosma) or "Douce Ambiance" (Django Reinhardt, other Jazzclassics by Charles Aznavour ("Je aime Paris au mois de mai") and Hans Hammerschmidt ("Für mich solls rote Rosen regnen"), one tune by Stochelo Rosenberg ("Miro tata Mimer").

The blend mix of tunes is absolutely well done, modern in sound, but the more with deepness and fun of playing as well.

CD-Review: Mogeli Geisler "Gypsy Summit"

mogeli geisler gypsy summit„Gypsy Summit“ is the name of his new Debut-CD that Sinti-Guitarist Mogeli Geisler, who is no real stranger in the GJ-Scene but a very well accepted known guitarrist, presents this week.

And we like to congratulate him for his pitch, as he puts up the benchmark pretty high inviting real top-class musicians such as Marcel Loeffler (Accordeon), Wauwau Adler (Git.), Benji Winterstein,  Tschabo Franzen and Manusch Weiss (Rythm Git), Hugo Richter (Piano), Smeily Adler (Git.), his cousin Kussi Weiss (Git.), as well as his son Justin Geisler (Git.), into the Studio to support and record with him. On Double-Bass Christopher Bormann is backing them up straight and steadily throughout the whole album.

The overall chosen 14 Tracks on „Gypsy Summit“ present a colorful yet balanced mix of well known Jazzclassics as for example „Blue Moon“, „I remember April“, „Have you met Miss Jones?“, „Night and Day“, „My melancholy Baby“ or „The man i love“.
Additionally some more songs of other composers such as Samson Schmitt („Gypsy Swing“), Henri Salvador („Syracuse“) and „For my Mandy“ (by his Cousin Kussi Weiss), one Song by Django Reinhardt („Tears“) and regrettably only one original composition by Mogeli Geisler himself „Mari Suni“ finalize the sum.

Yet this Album is exactly what any fan of this musical style would be expecting: a great meeting („Gypsy Summit“) of a few of the best Musicans of this genre nowdays.
Freshly presented, yet powervoll played Jazztunes involving virtuose art of improvisation, playjoy and fun - all whatsoever you would expect under the style of „Gypsyswing“ accurately. And it does!

#Corona: many artists suffer from canceled gigs

coronaHArd times also for musicians and free artists of all kinds.
At these times of Corona-Pandemia many concerts, vernissages and readings will be canceled. The public life as we knew it has come to halt at the moment.

Which actuall yis very fatal for many artists that still have to pay their rent but have no more income at the moment. Our gouvernment decided to pay loans additions ("Kurzarbeitergeld") to companies and thus the employees.

But what about artists?
They are stuck without no chance of having any incomes or expenses beeing payed, almost facing bancruptcy.
Thats why we free artists are asking the german gouvernment to also support free artists with financial help to help us surviving this crises.

Here you may also sign this open petition, which is asking the gouvernment to donate such financial help during the time of crises:
"Hilfen für Freiberufler und Künstler während des "#Corona-Shutdowns"


boehmermann solidariIf you want to support us musicians , please sign the petition. But you may do even more.

As said many concerts are been canceled within the last days. And many musicians as concert organizers are facing the problem that sold tickets are
to be given back and money in return as well... Which basically is correct, as there is no servce been given in return at the moment.

Here you may deeply think for yourself if you really are asking for that or if you may donate that already payed money to keep things moving for as well musicians as concert locations.

As said the cost ist still running for us as well, but no income right now. So acting generous and donating your paid ticket may help to solve the real breakdown at many times for us!

Solidarity is nessesary art this time of griev. Help to support free musicians so we may be able to play for your after the whole thing has past. Culture is no luxury and shouldnt be only supported in good times...

(Bildquelle: WDR2, Jan Böhmermann Facebook)

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