WFMU's Beware of the Blog wrote about a neat film clip of guitarist Django Reinhardt doing his magic.
Here's a great short film of the great Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and his Quintet of the Hot Club of France performing J'Attenndrai ("I Will Wait" - download video, 12 meg, Quicktime file) A newsreel-style announcer introduces the band as they lounge around a room, smoking and playing cards while a young Django and Stephane Grappelli lightly jam. This is the first time I've ever seen Django play, after loving his music for 30 years. You can get a good view of Django's fret hand, which was missing two fingers from a fire he suffered when he was eighteen.LinkReader comment: Mark Davidson says: "Django wasn’t missing fingers. Two of them (ring and pinky) had tendons that were permanently shrunk by the fire. They were still present and he could use them in a limited fashion for chording." See this photo. Discuss Next post