Minor Swing is a great Gypsy Jazz tune, but the catch is: It’s not just one tune. There are at least two tunes by this name that are both similar in nature, and maybe more.
I’m pretty sure that I have heard Stephane Grapelli play both of these tunes, but I can’t be certain at this point. I didn’t realize that both of these tunes had the same name until I went to play Minor Swing with David Wiatrolik, and we quickly realized that he was playing one version of it, and I was playing the other one.
Tonight I’m joined by Brent Hawley on Guitar and Steve Eulberg on Hammered Dulcimer. We are rehearsing tonight to prepare for the upcoming Fiddle Whamdiddle CD.
ps. This is not traditionally a Hammered Dulcimer tune, but what the heck.