Talk:Django Reinhardt

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Django Reinhardt Video[edit]

Mind Blowing

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Manouche Festival http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8159317858443006210&q=manouche

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Martin Taylor?[edit]

Martin Taylor is completely absent from this page. Considering he filled Reinhardt's spot with Stephane Grappelli's lineup, it seems Taylor should be in here. Where is the most appropriate placement?

This article does not deal with all the people who came after Django and/or played with Grappelli in later years; for that you need to see either the articles on Gypsy jazz or Stephane Grappelli's own entry. As well as M. Taylor, you could consider that Diz Disley, Ike Isaacs, Marc Fosset, Louis Stewart and others all "filled Reinhardt's spot" (i.e. the guitar chair) to a degree with Grappelli, except that they did not really (Django alone was billed as co-leader, and in fact many feel he was the genius of the two, no disrespect intended) - indeed Grappelli himself said as much. Tony 1212 (talk) 21:43, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

Hyperbole[edit]

The introduction makes claims about Django that seem very exaggerated to me. For instance, "regarded as one of the greatest guitar players of all time, having written nearly 100 songs." First, who so regards him? One source is not convincing; also, does this include all guitar players or only popular or jazz players? Second, writing songs has nothing to do with being a great player; this is illogical. Another example: "He was the ... most significant jazz talent to emerge from Europe." is too strong to belong in an encyclopedia without strong support. Again, who says so, and how do they justify it? Please, someone fix this so it's more objective, either more modest or much better supported. Zaslav (talk) 02:17, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Checked and added some sources, along with some text attributing statements. About the number of songs he either wrote or recorded, "Djangology" alone (EMI 1948) is a ten CD set with over 100 songs. And there are many other recordings. All we can do is cite reliable sources. As for the total number of recordings he made and songs he composed, none of the sources gave an exact number. One video interview said that over a few year period in the 1930s he recorded about 60 songs. I moved some of the cites to the Legacy section instead of cluttering up the lead. But feel free to revise any details if you find some other sources that differ.--Light show (talk) 05:33, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Well, what is objectivity in music? Reinhardt never won a 'Down Beat' or 'Metronome' Poll in his lifetime for his instrument. Instead, musicians like Benny Heller and Eddie Condon (who hardly ever played a solo) were preferred by readers. In a Down Beat Poll at the end of the 40ies, he ranks as number 28 (!!!) among the best guitar players. Play one single Reinhardt record and compare it to the achievements of some of those poll winners, and you'll have a good laugh. Musical quality is sometimes just obvious, and nevertheless there are people who don't hear it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:1205:5059:9020:5576:CDDB:5EAB:6E94 (talk) 16:16, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

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Technique[edit]

What I came to this article hoping to find was some description of Rheinhardt's left-hand technique. What tuning(s) did he use? What chords did he accomplish with 2 fingers? Was he the first Power Chord player? Since as the article states Rheinhardt was highly influential on the development of jazz and later rock guitar techniques, let's have some details! Le jazz hot moves so fast it's hard to tell just by listening. D Anthony Patriarche (talk) 00:31, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

That's the problem when people write superlatives. They have to back them up. If they don't know enough about music, they don't know how. And some superlatives on Wikipedia no one could live up to. Regarding technique, maybe that's too much detail for Wikipedia. You might be better off with a biography about Reinhardt.
Vmavanti (talk) 02:10, 31 January 2018 (UTC)