Django Reinhardt (1945)
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Everybody who has heard Django loves this great Gypsy guitarist. Not everybody has seen him play. Watch how he rips through his solo with only his two undamaged fingers to play his lines. His use of octaves pre-dates Wes Montgomery’s by a couple of decades. Stephane Grappelly is on the hot violin.