This is one of my favorite tunes, and a magnificent performance. “Seul, je rêvais, ignorant et le monde et la vie, lorsqu’une voix nostalgique et profonde a troublé ces minutes d’oubli. Bonheur perdu, ce refrain me rappelle mes folies, Comme un plaisir insensible et cruel, c’est celui que m’apporte la … Continue reading
Not exactly a gypsy classic, but a very good interpretation. I love the song anyhow. It’s too bad the guy operating the camera appears to have a crush on the bass player. I would’ve loved to see a close up on the fretboard of Fapy’s guitar here. Ah well, just … Continue reading
Karen is my Georgia :) One of the better performances of the song. The voice of Freddy Taylor is wonderful here. Just enjoy!
A very typical ‘hot jazz’ piece, quite heavy on the ‘la pompe‘, but a very sublime solo by Django. I don’t think I’d ever be able to play this, not even at half speed or less.
I remember this song from when I was a kid. Never realized it was a Django performance until I came across it when exploring his music. It’s fabulous! Close your eyes and let the piano ease your mind, then have the sax soothe you, preparing you for the soft sounds … Continue reading
This is one of the few remaining recordings of the man who introduced this new style, though this is the only one in which one can clearly see him play. Notice how he is only capable to use the thumb, index and middle-finger of his left hand for playing the … Continue reading
This guy plays very close to the original style of the guitarist who first understood how to play a guitar. That man introduced a completely new genre in 30′s and 40′s jazz music: hot jazz. The difference between the one who introduced this style and the guy playing in this … Continue reading
This is having an argument on a completely different scale. It shows the difference between those who have learned and those who played, who had attained this level of understanding. Unfortunately the quality of the video is a bit low, but pay attention to the guy playing the intro of … Continue reading
If you’re lucky you might catch Fapy play live at the Hot Club de Gand! Recommendation!