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TroM
05-09-2008, 10:23 AM
Well....I didn't see any threads about it...So I thought maybe here we can discuss more gypsy/jazz music of his and any other similiar stuff :rolleyes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Django_Reinhardt

http://www.amazon.com/Djangology-Django-Reinhardt/dp/B000069CPD

Personally, I got into this music when I accidentaly bought Djangology at a garage sale...Who would have known...My whole technique is now based on the way Django used to play....rest stroke etc

Discuss.

(...)
05-09-2008, 10:25 AM
I saw a gypsy jazz group play a lot of his music... the music itself was really impressive.
Great guitarist.

2003LP
05-09-2008, 10:36 AM
djangology is great. minor swing was one of the first songs I learned on guitar

Andrewbiles
05-09-2008, 10:48 AM
My whole technique is now based on the way Django used to play....rest stroke etc

Good to know you didn't do something drastic to your fingers.
He was an impressive player but I've never been overly into his music.

Time Seller
05-09-2008, 10:50 AM
I admire his playing but it's incredibly hard to get copies of his playing.

lucid_strat
05-09-2008, 11:37 AM
This is the best performance i've ever seen of dark eyes by any band:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a64uyOUw_A

INDUSTRIALMETAL
05-09-2008, 03:36 PM
Simply put, he was amazingly talented musician who made a mark that cannot be ignored.

blue_strat
05-09-2008, 04:57 PM
Does anyone know who Reinhardt was influenced by? Was it just folk gypsy music, or are there any specific artists/recordings that he listened to?

TroM
05-09-2008, 06:43 PM
Wiki says Eddie Lang influence him but meh....It's wiki so we can't be sure

MrBlues
05-10-2008, 02:22 AM
I saw a band called Les Enfants de Django at the International Melbourne Jazz Festival Opening night Dinner, their music was based off Django Reinhardts and the main guitarist was Mike Reinhardt.

The whole band was Yorgui Loeffler on Guitar, Xazier Nikq on Double Bass, Mike Reinhardt on Guitar and Samson Schmitt on guitar. It was insane they just sat there and went through some amazing jazz pieces with some of the best jazz solos ive EVER seen.

TroM
05-17-2008, 08:40 PM
Thought I'd post some of his music up, in case people are too lazy to look :)

Also if you played Mafia (the game) you might have heard most of these.

Minor Swing (already 500k views ftw)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEzsPGHsi90&feature=related

After You've Gone:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnkdUPsAles

Belleville:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nS2ylPAUxzA

Nuages:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY2BQk9s11Y&feature=related

Djangology:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPG1OnOrhis&feature=related

Echoes of France:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciJUJDWmjQs

~Trom

human panda
07-06-2008, 03:38 AM
I admire his playing but it's incredibly hard to get copies of his playing.
Lucky me then, I just bought a double CD on him from Sanity. It was $10 so I couldn`t resist. Listening to some of his music now, Embraceble You to be exact.

Great guitarist, and if you`re interested in, Guitar World have just started a lesson on him ( Its actaully a Gypsy Jazz lesson , but so far its been all Django ).

mas0n
07-06-2008, 12:14 PM
Great,great guitar player...and a great story too. Don't know if you've heard Bireli LaGrene play, he's also a gypsy jazz guitarist, great technique and melody, of course inspired by Django. He plays a lotta his stuff too ( Minor Swing etc... ). Check him out on YouTube, it's worth the effort :)

Slash 602
07-07-2008, 12:38 PM
Django is great. Check out this badass guy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_jzSv7G6vQ&feature=related

gopherthegreat
07-09-2008, 09:24 PM
Django is amazing

blue_strat
04-29-2010, 04:01 PM
http://www.guitar-list.com/guitar-science/djangos-hand

dr_john
04-29-2010, 07:23 PM
fascinating insight into one of the greatest guitarists ever.

thanks!

:cheers:

Axegrinder#9
05-03-2010, 06:49 AM
yeah boi! I've been cutting my teeth on some Django of late. Just for kicks I was trying to run thru some of his licks using only the first and second fingers of my left hand :p was moderately successful but to work up to that kinda burning swing at 200+ bpm phew!

Currently learning "Swing 42" just the loveliest melodies :)

David Sertl
05-04-2010, 05:05 AM
Nobody plays with as much fun as Django :)

aig91
05-09-2010, 04:30 PM
Just recently started getting into Django thanks to my aunt. His music is so much fun to listen to. I've been addicted to his music for the past few weeks. It's all I've been listening to. He is an incredible guitarist, especially including his physical circumstances. He's definitely a musician that can serve as an inspiration to just about anybody.

Zoot Allures
05-10-2010, 10:04 AM
Does anyone know who Reinhardt was influenced by? Was it just folk gypsy music, or are there any specific artists/recordings that he listened to?

Being a gypsy he used to travel all over the place hearing different musicians from different places so that would have obviously played a big part in his own guitar playing

Zoot Allures
05-10-2010, 10:08 AM
Just recently started getting into Django thanks to my aunt. His music is so much fun to listen to. I've been addicted to his music for the past few weeks. It's all I've been listening to. He is an incredible guitarist, especially including his physical circumstances. He's definitely a musician that can serve as an inspiration to just about anybody.

Well iommi started back at guitar after hearing django and realising he only had 2 working fingers :P

aig91
05-10-2010, 09:44 PM
Well iommi started back at guitar after hearing django and realising he only had 2 working fingers :P
So I've heard. I still find it pretty incredible though.

Emenius Sleepus
09-25-2010, 08:09 AM
Man, it's amazing there are only 22 replies in this thread. The guy's amazing. I like his slower playing personally, it seems that it's when he and the guys he played with are at their most expressive. For example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5amrwUH6fA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QnQgbwob6w

also in Melbourne his stuff is fairly easy to come buy, I bought a boxset of his work for ten bucks at one of those budget cd stores (sadly that one doesn't exist any more, or any of the regular ones I used to visit anyway). Another boxset cost me about thirty or forty though. - still, there's plenty around, just have to know where to look I guess. JB Hi Fi seems to always have at least some in stock.

Banjocal
09-25-2010, 08:12 AM
TS deserves a medal for making an AWESOME thread.

i love django's work, my jazz playing is influenced by him slightly.

Thrashtastic15
09-26-2010, 03:24 AM
I love him, but I can't get my hands on any physical copies of his stuff over here.

severed-metal
09-26-2010, 03:28 AM
HMV sells Django. Your location is in Toronto, this isn't a hard case to solve. :haha

Even Amazon would work. :p:


If I can find stuff in Edmonton, you can surely find stuff in Toronto, silly.

Thrashtastic15
09-26-2010, 03:50 AM
HMV sells Django. Your location is in Toronto, this isn't a hard case to solve. :haha

Even Amazon would work. :p:


If I can find stuff in Edmonton, you can surely find stuff in Toronto, silly.
I've never seen anything in HMV. :(

severed-metal
09-26-2010, 03:51 AM
Bah, keep looking. Problem with bigger cities is that there are too many people, and too many fans of his stuff lurking about snatchin up all the albums!

Try talking to someone who works there, they might be able to order something in for you.

Thrashtastic15
09-26-2010, 03:54 AM
Bah, keep looking. Problem with bigger cities is that there are too many people, and too many fans of his stuff lurking about snatchin up all the albums!

Try talking to someone who works there, they might be able to order something in for you.
But the hipsters that work there always give me such strange and empty looks when I ask if they can order in any jazz. :p:

I'll go on a quest for Django tomorrow, I'll let you know how it goes.

Shred_Lobotomy
10-09-2010, 02:09 PM
I met some Reinhardt licks when I was looking for 2 note per string arpeggios.I checked out his music and immediately fell in love with it,especially his pharasing.

guitar999111
10-14-2010, 08:50 PM
I love Django's work. It really does boggle the mind how technically and emotionally he was able to play, especially with the whole 2 finger deal going on.