This blog will be getting Belgian-themed for a week.
I am actually surprised that I didn’t post this yet.
Les deux Belges, legendary manouche guitarrist Django Reinhardt and vibraphonist Fats Sadi play this absolute essential of Django’s later bop years, after his taking up to the electric guitar, with big player Martial Solal on the piano, who has been on this blog a few times, Pierre Michelot on the bass and Pierre Lemarchand on the drums.
1953 April 8 - Decca, Paris
This is some of the best of its time, an all-star cast.
Get a feel for Django’s thick chords and abstract chromatic licks.
Did you too hear his guitar scream?