Django Photo

MichaelHorowitzMichaelHorowitz SeattleAdministrator
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I don't remember seeing this one before:


I love the guitar signature!



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    What's up with those strings? That's Django's influence on the slack key guitar.
    Every note wants to go somewhere-Kurt Rosenwinkel
  • wimwim ChicagoModerator Barault #503 replica
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    The guitar seems tuned a little flat ..

    (no problem, just have a smoke and a drink while Joseph tunes it up ;)
  • BonesBones Moderator
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    Ok, was he cool or what?!
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    @Buco that's a bow guitar. You draw the string back and fire off your note.
  • spatzospatzo Virtuoso
    edited December 2018 Posts: 768
    It's a photo of Django drinking a glass of Cognac Courvoisier while playing three cushion billiards (the head of what seems Django's cue can be seen behind him as it can't be the hinge of a window that opens on the other side) with the Artistic Director of the Détaille Agency (Pierre Bourgeois) the day before the begining of his long gig at the ABC Music-Hall in Paris. Bourgeois was the one in 1942 that gigged the artists for the Gaumont Palace and the ABC where Django played.
  • spatzospatzo Virtuoso
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    Here's the bottle:
  • Feruza2134Feruza2134 The NetherlandsNew Phoenix D hole guitar
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    SDNW wrote: »
    @Buco that's a bow guitar. You draw the string back and fire off your note.
    Yeah man, Django the impressionist!

    @spatzo What a great detective work. So that's who Django signed it for, Pierre Bourgeois?
    Funny how Django signed his name but the stamp right below it says J REANRD.
    And, he's tasting from one glass with another in front of him?

    Every note wants to go somewhere-Kurt Rosenwinkel
  • spatzospatzo Virtuoso
    edited December 2018 Posts: 768
    Well the other glass isn't Django's one of course but belongs to the other player who is playing while Django waits until the other player ends his game.
    A point is owned when you touch with your ball the other two balls after three of the four cushions (or internal sides of the table) have been hitted.
    There is also a direct game where you only have to touch directly the other two balls. You play until you miss.
    There are only three balls (white, white dotted and red) and no table holes in the french billiards. Good players can make pretty long series of points (400 points or so...).
    I think that the stamp "J. Renard" is casually the name of the professional street photographer that made the shot.
  • spatzospatzo Virtuoso
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    Another possibility is that the photo might have been dedicated to Maurice Détaille who was in charge of the ABC theater... in the bottom right corner under "Directeur" there is a name written that seems "Détaille" but it can hardly be seen in that resolution
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