January 23, 1910 Happy Birthday Django Reinhardt!
Today I’m playing Sweet Georgia Brown, an instrumental that Django Reinhardt recorded like 6 times! I did an instrumental cause my throat is raw! But I’m glad to play a Django tune — this guy played his solos with 2 fingers on his fret hand and was a virtuoso guitarist! Some say the best guitar player ever!
His jazz was before be-bob so the swing was a little more straight up. When I studied with Sanford Gold this was how he swung – sort of like Art Tatum. After Miles Davis came along, and others, swing got looser.
Well i love this feel of old jazz and it’s fun to have youtube to be able to watch old Django videos. Happy birthday dude! You’re pretty amazing!