Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Transmission 12207

His name is synonymous with guitar playing of the highest caliber! Django Reinhardt was only around from 1910 to 1953, but during that time his innovation, technique and recordings cast his reputation in stone. Included in today's eclectic show, we get to hear Django and other six-string legends including Charlie Christian-who was known as the Genius of the electric guitar and Kazuhito Yamashita*-one of the most amazing guitarists on the planet. Along with Django, Charlie and Kazuhito you also hear Guru Guru from their eponymous fourth release, a Top-Ten smash from Alive 'N Kickin', live Sonic Youth circa 1988, Keiji Haino** & Coil playing the blues(?) and a long jam from blues giants Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley!

T12207 is a 57.6MB 128k mp3 1:03:00 in length made loud to be played loud!

"oh, woman, you touched a-my soul now, honey, don`t you let go now, hold on baby just a little bit tighter"

RFW

*When talking about other classical pieces that Kazuhito Yamashita has performed, I inadvertently mispronounced Antonin Dvorjak's name and mistakenly identified him as the composer of Stravinsky's The Firebird Suite. Aplogies to both Igor and Antonin. Yamashita's transcription credits do include the above mentioned Firebird Suite, Dvorak's New World Symphony, J. S. Bach's First Sonata for Unaccompanied Violin and Rimsky-Korsakov's "Scheherazade. You really have to see him to believe him - click here.

** I always want to reverse Haino Keiji's name, as it is sometimes listed (see The Purple Trap on Tzadic). What is his proper name? If you know- let me know!

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