Friday, January 26, 2007

Django Reinhardt

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".
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.
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.

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