Django Reinhardt

Django Reinhardt
Steve Audio talks about the legendary guitarist. Who knew he was missing a few digits to play with? He links to a 1938 clip of him jamming.


"One of the towering figures of both 20th century jazz and guitar playing is Django Reinhardt. His spectacular playing, even by today's standards, is technically breathtaking. But when the truth is revealed, that he did most of his soloing using only the first two fingers of his fingerboard hand, his dexterity seems impossible. His ring and little finger were damaged in a fire when he was young, and thus, other than a little use during chording, those fingers were useless. His facile playing is thus even more on


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