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Django Reinhardt

Django Reinhardt

Django Reinhardt is oft times considered the first real jazz guitarist. That is, as always in such sweeping statements, a bit of a simplification. But not that much of a simplification. True Django was not the first guitarist to play jazz. But he was one the first guitarist to make fast single note playing a staple. Certainly it was Django who put the stamp on the guitar as a major solo instrument.

Django played an acoustic guitar with amplification. This isn't quite the same as an electric guitar. You get a different sound certainly, but in a Humble CooperToons Opinion, Django's guitar produces a nicer, if admittedly less variable sound.

For a bit more of Django - whose music today is well worth listening too - just click here.