Howdy peeps! Well, 2016 is upon us, and although Moby Dick generally tries to avoid the obvious (!), BRRRRR!!! It’s COLD outside! Are you freezing? Geezing even? Here’s what you wanna do… get on down and dip yerself into Evangelo’s this Saturday the 23rd for an evening of full tilt damn the thermometers party like it’s a midsummers eve Rock & Roll!
At this point some of you – those with keen eyesight – might be asking “What’s with the ‘Happy Birthday Django’ on the poster?” Well folks, here’s the deal. Jan 23rd happens to be the birthday of one of modern guitar’s most important forebears, the incomperable Django Reinhardt. Reinhardt is regarded as one of the greatest guitar players of all time; he was the first important European jazz musician who made major contributions to the development of the guitar genre. After his fourth and fifth fingers were paralyzed when he suffered burns in a fire, Reinhardt used only the index and middle finger of his left hand on his solos. He created an entirely new style of jazz guitar technique (sometimes called ‘hot’ jazz guitar), which has since become a living musical tradition within French Gypsy culture. With violinist Stéphane Grappelli, Reinhardt co-founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France, described by critic Thom Jurek as “one of the most original bands in the history of recorded jazz”.
Many guitar players, and musicians, have expressed admiration for Django Reinhardt, or have cited him as a major influence. Jeff Beck has described Reinhardt as “By far the most astonishing guitar player ever…” and “…quite superhuman…” It really goes without saying that, without Django’s influence, guitar today would look very different indeed. Here’s more on the master: https://en.wikipedia.org/
Moby Dick at Evangelo’s! Saturday, Jan 23rd, 9pm! STILL only $5!
Let’s Getcha movin’!
200 W. San Francisco St.