My music playlist for today (August 2, 2012 edition)

“By far the most astonishing guitar player ever has got to be Django Reinhardt. I’m sort of a newcomer to his work, although I was always aware of him. Django was quite superhuman. There’s nothing normal about him, as a person or a player.”

Jeff Beck performing in 1973

Jeff Beck performing in 1973 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

That was a quote from Jeff Beck, from a copy of “Guitar Legends” magazine.  It was because of a quote like that from Beck that I picked up my very first Django Reinhardt CD myself.  If Django was good enough to amaze the one guitar player who’s amazed me the most through the years, I thought, I need to check him out.

So here it is, during the playlist’s “Django week,” that I skip over Jeff Beck’s jazz fusion period (because I’ve already featured that before)  and look to his classic rock years.

With The Yardbirds and The Jeff Beck Group and everything else he’s done, there’s still plenty to choose from when it comes to “The Guv’nor.”

Jeff Beck has said that Django used to play licks in a way that Beck himself used to try and couldn’t figure out how to do it.  Coming from someone like Beck — who’s played in a way that other greats have tried to copy and couldn’t — that’s saying something.

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