Joscho Stephan - Django’s Tiger

I listen to a lot of different styles of music but they usually have one thing in common, excellent guitar playing. Here’s Joscho Stephan performing the Gypsy Jazz number Django’s Tiger.

Now that’s some excellent guitar playing. To see and hear more about him, take a look at his website: Joscho Stephan.

Gypsy Jazz started in French nightclubs in the 1920’s. Guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stéphane Grappelli really brought the style to the forefront in the 1930’s. Reinhardt was particularly extraordinary since he had very limited use of two fingers on his left hand due to an injury. It’s a very difficult style to play well due to the speed and the level of improvisation required.


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Comment by Cect 168 Phones
2008-07-11 03:18:00

Thank you for that link, Joscho Stephan’s playing is beautiful.

I’m a great fan of Django Reinhardt; Nuages is one of my favorite tunes

Comment by Boyd CLark
2009-07-01 07:36:48

Yes, Joscho is the heir to a great tradition….but gets no respect from the gypsy purists..who dis him for playing with Tommy Emmanuel (the greatest in this half of the world anyway)…Another unsung hero is Scotty Anderson who is so smooth he appears not to be working when he plays blistering runs and double and triple stops at breakneck speed…..check him out! Or see 646879 on you tube….

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