Ted and I were talking the other day about Django recording with other guitar soloists. Off the top of our heads neither of us could think of a single recording in which another guitarist took a solo.
What does that say about Django?
1) He was so well respected and feared that no one would dare ever try?
2) He was such a ego maniac that he wouldn't let anyone else try?
3) Neither of the above...it's just a fluke.
We know that many of Django's sideman (i.e., Baro, Matelo, Lousson, etc.) could solo. But never did so on record. We also now Django jammed with Oscar Aleman....maybe if they had recorded we'd have a least one example of Django trading solos with another guitarist.
What do people think?