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Old 03-10-2006, 06:24 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Never heard of Django until last summer at a flea market, when I picked up a disc of Django with Stephan Grappelli. I just had a good feeling about it.....and I loved it.
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Old 05-05-2006, 06:06 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I really like his guitar playing
nuages
minor swing
great player
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Old 05-05-2006, 08:16 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Django Reinhart is really enjoyable. One of my favourite jazz guitarists.
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Old 12-03-2006, 11:29 PM   #24 (permalink)
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So does anyone else here like the gypsy jazz legend Django Reinhart? I read an interesting colum on him in the new New Yorker and I almost forgot how good he was. Well anyone else a fan?
Do I like Django?? Well,I first heard a 4 track EP single of Django Reinhardt in 1970 in London , England. I was about 12 yrs old and had just started learning guitar. The recordings featured him playing with an electric pickup attached to his acoustic and i'll never forget the TONE that Reinhardt acheived...it was harsh, gritty, dynamic, almost 'punk' for 1948.It just cut me to shreds!! I sat with open mouthed amazement. He played "Nuages" with such beauty that it nearly had me in tears. I had to find out what he looked like. (not much info was available in 1970 on Reinhardt.)
I was astounded to learn that he only used his thumb and two fingers (mostly) on his left hand. How he did it, nobody knows but to this day i've read interviews with everyone from John McLaughlin, Joe Satriani, Jeff Beck,Jimmy Page, Ritchie Blackmore,Keith Richards, Pat Metheny, Joe Pass, Jim Hall,George Benson, Barney Kessel, BB King..EVERY jazz/rock/blues guitar player except for perhaps jazz guitarist George Barnes (who didn't think that a European could play jazz) literally worships Django 53 years after his death.
To this day his sound is truly unique and i still am amazed by his artistry.
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Old 06-27-2008, 04:10 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I've been obsessed with Django's music lately. I got like 40 albums recently. I love the style because it stands out on its own so well.
This vid is priceless. YouTube - Django-J'attendrai
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Old 06-27-2008, 09:24 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Django Reinhardt was a God. I learned a lot from listening to his recordings, and people from all walks of like love his music. Its funny, because I posted an article about him on my blog today, and then stumbled upon this thread. I'd post the link to it, but I'm new here and I can't do that yet. But the name of my blog rhymes with GuitArticles - shhh - don't tell anyone.
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:38 PM   #27 (permalink)
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In fact i am listening to him right now!!
I beleive he played with only 2 fingers.
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Old 11-12-2008, 08:17 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I'm just starting to get into Django's music. I just got a couple of comps of his music out of the library but I was wondering if anyone has any suggestion of particular songs or albums or live performances of his I should check out. Suggestions?
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Old 11-19-2008, 07:39 AM   #29 (permalink)
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I know Django from way back and I have Djangology, but I really should listen to it more.
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Old 11-19-2008, 07:40 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Django is brilliant!!! he needs more love on here
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