#1
Ive just discovered him.

If you take into consideration that he can only solo with two fingers....he must be good lol.

What does anyone else think of him?
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#2
Django was one of the finest guitarists to ever walk this earth. End of conversation.
#3
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Django was one of the finest guitarists to ever walk this earth. End of conversation.


TRUE.

The man was innovative beyond belief.
#4
Not just one of the greatest guitarists, but one of the greatest soloists who ever lived, imho. One brilliant lick after another.
#5
I want to start listening to him, I've only ever heard good things about him. What songs should I check out?
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#6
If you like Django, you should also check out his modern day (four-fingered) counterpart Bireli Lagrene
#7
I, too, have only just started listening to him.

A friend burned me disc 2 of his 'Hot Club De France Quintette; Django & Stephane Grapelli' and I was blown away by it. Went out two days later and bought Django's 'Jazz is Paris - Django's Blues' and my friend burned me disc 1 of the aforementioned album today.
And holy shit is he good, the same applying of course to Stephane Grapelli. Some amazing guitar/violin interplay; although it's quite depressing really how good some people can be, even when they're only got full use of two fingers.
#9
Possibly the strongest argument for best guitarist of the 20th Century. The man had two fingers and he's a better guitarist than anyone else who ever had four. Absolute genius.
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#10
Yep, founder of the gypsy jazz movement.

Belgian as well. Hooray for us.
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#11
Django=phenomenal. Even if he wasn't encumbered by playing with only two fingers on his fretting hand, Django would still be a masterful guitarist and musician. He started what's known as Gypsy Jazz as well.

As far as songs, Minor Swing is a classic and probably the most well known of his works.
All his stuff is cool. Amazon.com has a number of Django CD's. The Best of Django Reinhardt is a pretty good choice.

There are a number of modern day Gypsy jazz guitarists you might want to check out as well. Stochelo Rosenberg is my favorite.

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Rob
#15
A guy I know who teaches guitar really likes Django, he's in a blue grass band, and though he palys slide guitar, he plays the guitar for the Django song they do.

Myeslf, I only listen to one or two Django songs, good stuff though.
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#17
i discovered django with his song naguine, i really love his style and he's really inovativve