Just look at that 1935 coolness. It's Django Reinhardt, a name I first heard in high school, bandied about by fledgling guitar players who no doubt got clued in by their guitar teachers. They knew the name, but when it came to actually buying anything by him, he took a back seat to rock guitarists. But the consensus was that he was someone they should be familiar with, so they just talked about him. Fair enough. I never got around to listening to him until years later, and it was apparent what got their guitar teachers all riled up. He is someone every guitar player, and everyone who loves guitar playing, should know. So here you go.
Here's one song by him, from a record released in 1954, but recorded in the thirties, the heyday of the Quintette of the Hot Club of France. Dig it, the whole 10" record, eight songs, can be found at Basement Rug. The liner notes too, a good read if you want to walk around like a know it all
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
Django Reinhardt - Rythme Futur mp3 at Basement Rug
The whole record:
Le Jazz Hot par Django Reinhardt et Q.H.C.F at Basement Rug Eight songs in a zip.
Django. On the Radio. Plug Worthy.
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