John And Johann
I remember having to write a short paper on a Bach fugue in college and coming to the realization that a lot of his music sounded more transcribed than composed. He was the original bebopper for my money. Doug Ramsey compares John Lewis’s “Django” to the adagio movement of Bach’s Violin Concerto No. 2 with interesting results. For good measure, he also posts the 1937 jazz version of Bach’s Double Violin Concerto by Django, Stephane Grappelli and Eddie South.