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  • Came Across This Video of Django Reinhardt

    Simply amazing. And I complain about my fingers being too short and thick; Reinhardt's third and fourth fingers were paralyzed from burns suffered in a fire. One of the best guitarists of all time, Django originated the "hot jazz" guitar style as well as making the guitar an accepted part of jazz music.

    Two of many pieces of trivia:
    • The Allman Brothers Band song "Jessica" was written by Dickey Betts in tribute to Reinhardt.
    • Reinhardt's music has been used in the soundtrack of many films, including in The Matrix; Rhythm Futur, Daltry Calhoun, Metroland, Chocolat, The Aviator, Alex and the Gypsy, Kate and Leopold and Gattaca; the score for Louis Malle's 1974 movie, Lacombe Lucien; the background for the Steve Martin movie L.A. Story; and the background for a number of Woody Allen movies, including Stardust Memories.

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  • #2
    Myles, Django is one of my favs. Check out the movie Sweet and Lowdown starring Sean Penn. Penn plays Emmet Ray who idolizes Django and plays similar to him....
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    • #3
      You might also like Jimmy Rosenberg
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Rosenberg
      http://www.jimmyrosenberg.nl/index.html
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      • #4
        My dad and I are going to the NW Djandgofest on Bainbridge Island next week. Going to hear local favorites Pearl Django and Rhythm Future Quartet.



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        • #5
          Also really enjoy Joscho Stephan. His father is an accomplished guitarist who plays rhythm guitar in his trio.

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          • #6
            I have various transcriptions on LP, I will have to pull them out. Le Hot Club stuff was crazy.

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            • #7
              There's also a Django Festival in New York City too. Unfortunately missed it this year.


              I also neglected Django's long time partner was none other than Stephane Grappelli.

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              Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
              Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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              -Goldmund Telos 300 stereo amp
              -Goldmund Mimesis 37S Nextgen preamplifier
              -Doshi EVO and Goldmund PH3.8 phonostage
              -VPI Vanquish direct-drive turntable
              -VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy dual pivot tonearm, VPI 12-inch 3D Fat Boy gimballed and SAT LM-12 arm
              -Lyra Atlas SL Lambda, Fuuga Mk. 2, vdh Colibri Master Signature, MutechHayabusa, MOFI Master Tracker, Sumiko Songbird cartridges
              -Technics RS1506 with Flux Magnetic heads, Doshi V3.0 tape stage (balanced)
              -Assorted cables including Transparent XL Gen. 6, Skogrand, Viero, Kubala-Sosna, Audience Au24SX, Genesis Advanced Technologies and Ensemble Power Cords
              -Accessories including Stillpoint Aperture panels, Cathedral Sound panels, Furutech NCF Nano AC receptacles; Silver Circle Tchaik 6 PLC, Symposium ISIS and SRA Craz 3 racks, Audiodharma Cable Cooker, Symposium Ultra and assorted SRA OHIO Class 2.1+ platforms.

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            • #8
              Heard this young artist at Djangofest NW yesterday...Quinn Bachand.

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