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Offline Yoyo

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« on: July 30, 2007, 10:48:24 PM »
I just struck gold on youtube, didn't know there was film of this man. So anyway guys, no more excuses, look what this one could do with just two fingers.

http://www.youtube.com/v/zD6ZD1Igxr0
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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2007, 12:08:48 AM »
django was awesome and I am quite the fan of gypsy jazz by the way [:D].

good post.
 

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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2007, 04:13:31 PM »
Great call Yoyo! Django was and always will be an inspiration not just on a musical level, but the fact that he pulled all this off with only two mangled fingers on his left hand. Amazing.

Here's an excerpt from a very old biography I have written by Charles Delaunay. Django had suffered a heart attack...and this was it I'm afraid for our Gypsy Hero of Jazz Guitar.

It was Saturday and they had a good deal of trouble finding a doctor. When one eventually arrived it was already too late. Django, who was always had a sarcastic side to his character, looked him ironically in the eye. "You've come now, have you?" he said. These, it seems, were his last words. He was only forty-three years old.

So glad to see players being aware of where all the wonderment for our instrument has come from, rather than where it is or where it's going. Good for you guys! Just a sidenote to show this Icon the respect he deserves; his last name is Reinhardt. Almost eveyone leaves out the d in his last name...including myself until I read the book. [:D]

Play well and stay well!
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2007, 04:50:58 PM »
John,

Great to see Stephan Grappelli too.  When I played violin he was one of my heros.  Check out Joscho Stephan too, he's wonderful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_pfmrj0rxc


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Offline Yoyo

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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2007, 05:17:43 PM »
That Joscho is outrageously good. Particularly exciting to watch aswell. After seeing that I found this one of Django from 1952 playing Bebop on a train! Youtube is the virtual Klondike.

http://www.youtube.com/v/Ek5kUOxP5CQ
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Offline Pablo Monti

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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2007, 07:57:49 PM »
Guys thaks for sharing this information. I still cant believe what he did with just 2 fingers!!!!!!
I ve recently read his biography and its even more amazing how persistent he was despite the problem he had
 

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Offline Yoyo

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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2007, 09:27:17 PM »
Welcome aboard Pablo, I'd like to read that biography. Check out this guy Monte Montgomery. I'd never heard of him until PeterMa posted him recently. Blew me away and I've since blown away several guitarist friends playing him on Youtube to them, outstandingly good singer too.
http://www.youtube.com/v/JJ-pM78WBGc
« Last Edit: August 10, 2007, 09:28:21 PM by Yoyo »
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Offline Pablo Monti

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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2007, 11:00:42 PM »
yoyo no problem about the book just send me an email and we can fugure out how to do it because I live in Argentina!!! The book also has transcrptions of the solos and its analisys.
I will check monte montgomery. You should listen Mike Stern the entire PLAY album.
 

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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2007, 11:22:01 PM »
Looks like a scene from Reefer Madness with the card palying guys.
 

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Offline Yoyo

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« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2007, 06:58:30 AM »
Don't worry Pablo I'll get the book over here, but thanks for your kindness.
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« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2007, 07:54:45 PM »
Django has always been my favorite old-time guitarist.  He was one of the first to really take the instrument to that level.  Everything about Django sounds like something from a tall-tale.