Hello, and welcome to my lesson "Benny Hill Theme". The Benny Hill Show was a British comedy television show starring Benny Hill. There were various incarnations of the show between 15 January 1955 and 30 May 1991, and it aired in over 140 countries. The show is generally sketch-based with heavy use of slapstick, mime.
Minor Blues or "Blues En Mineur" is a composition by Django Reinhardt recorded in 1935. Django had recorded it several times,
but this time we are going to focus on his legendary solo over this minor blues progression followed by 2 progressions of my own composed
improvisation in the gypsy jazz style.
In this gypsy jazz lesson we will learn "Stompin' at Decca" - a composition written by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli. It was recorded in January 1938. This lesson will help you improve your gypsy jazz vocabulary, swing feel, phrasing, rhythm changes and improvisational skills.
After You've Gone is a 1918 jazz standard composed by Turner Layton with lyrics by Henry Creamer. This song is an inevitable part of the gypsy jazz repertoire. In this lesson you will learn how to improvise over the changes and improve your jazz/gypsy jazz phrasing and vocabulary.