Back in the 50's one of the foremost US jazz guitarists was a cat called Johnny Smith.
somehow I missed ever hearing him, he usually played one of those electric archto ps that I never really dug the sound of... but he had an instruction manual for two bucks that showed you how to play jazz chords and that's why I still play those old two dollar chords instead of the official GJ pompe chords.
I was surprised today to learn that Johnny Smith wrote the 1960's hit by the Ventures "Walk Don't Run" which I did dig when I was a lad back in the day... Check out his version, it's pretty cool...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HwQxdrmwY8
Wonder if Johnny ever met Django?
Paul Cezanne: "I could paint for a thousand years without stopping and I would still feel as though I knew nothing."
Edgar Degas: "Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.... To draw, you must close your eyes and sing."
Georges Braque: "In art there is only one thing that counts: the bit that can’t be explained."