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Offline bostjan

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« on: May 30, 2005, 02:23:36 PM »
after a lot of thinking, i have decided that django reinhardt is my favorite influence. [^] his biography is like a fairy tale, his innovation brought the instrument to new levels and inspired everyone who was around at the time, and his technique was downright dangerous.  [}:)]

i can't imagine playing what he played on an antique guitar only using two fingers. [:0] before django, most guitar players were pretty tame.  the wave of guitarists directly influenced by him is also considerable.

my music, for the most part, is nothing like the style that django played, but still heavily influenced by his phrasing. [:)] i'm sure we are all influenced by django somehow, indirectly through whoever. [;)]
 

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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2005, 03:06:03 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2005, 09:47:39 PM »
yeah, Bostjan...what Django could've done on a Fly..eh?
(although I don't think he was real keen on electrics)

frustratin' for me...I've got a 20 album set of Django (on vinyl)..but no turntable...thanks for reminding me to get my Django fix....must get turntable soon...important!!!

I knew this young guy years ago who'd learnt all this Django stuff note-for-note...he was pretty amazing..

The weird thing was...I went around for a jam..but the guy couldn't jam..but he could play all this amazing Django stuff....

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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2005, 05:35:41 AM »
have you seen/heard john jorgenson (hellecasters/ elton john)do his django stuff?  scary!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2005, 06:29:47 PM »
Chet Atkins was a big fan of Django as well as Lenny Breau and Joe Pass.
If you haven't yet, check out the movie "The Sweet and Low Down" starring Sean Penn and Samatha Morton.  The music is great ala Django but Sean kinda looks like an idiot playing the licks.

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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2005, 04:00:53 PM »
yeah i've seen john jorgenson do his django thing.

chet was another amazing guitarist!

sweet and low down was a good movie.  sean penn did a good job acting, but i lost my suspension of disbelief when he was 'playing.' lol  i guess they didn't think it was that bad, but would have rather seen a stand-in playing something that looked halfway realistic.

i've seen pictures of django playing electric before.  i believe almost all of his later stuff was electrified, especially with a drummer.

i wish they would do more compact disc reissues of his stuff.  i had to burn my favorites on cd off of old records.  there is a lot of crackle on most of them, and while i don't find it to be unpleasant, i would rather hear the notes more clearly.

there are a few guys in detroit that do the django reinhardt thing, but it's bigger in europe still.  if you get a chance, check out jimmy rosenberg! [:0]
 

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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2005, 12:16:09 AM »
i guess when you think about it there must be alot of django knockoffs in Paris.  That's just about the only place where straight forward hardcore jazz is still huge.

So there really are a few django clones in detroit.  Can a guitarist make a living playing jazz in detroit?

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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2005, 06:55:05 AM »
lol 'living ... in detroit?'

i don't think anyone can truly make a living doing anything in detroit right now. [:P] but i guess jazz is pretty big here.  there are a couple of notable artists here.  just about every style of music is represented here.  seems to me that rap and southern blues-rock have the most musicians, but the audiences are sick of hearing it.  the metal scene here is laughable imo.  jazz is right in the middle with a few, very talented people.  [:)]

hot club of detroit is pretty good. gypsy kings seem to be in town a lot, but i'm pretty sure they aren't from detroit.  there is another gypsy-jazz combo, but i forget their name at the moment...
 

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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2005, 12:39:51 PM »
I just checked out your web site, nice....wish I had one.
What is that wicked axe your playing in that photo?

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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2005, 06:38:39 PM »
that's my usa bc rich mockingbird 7 custom.  i rearely gig with it because it's too cool to risk losing and too hard to replace.  i put up another pic of it on the seven strings thread under parker models-fly.  my web space was free from aol with my subscription.  my band's website ended up also on aol because we lost our singer and couldn't justify paying to keep the domain if we only have half of the band together. this spring, i've been playing in cover bandsand trying to network with other local projects so that we can get things rolling again as soon as we have the voice.

anyway. let me know when you get a site up, i'll definately stop by. [:)]