Django at Birdland site launch

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plankity
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Django at Birdland site launch

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Don't know you've seen this or not --

http://www.djangobirdland.com/quick/index.htm

Sweet Georgia Brown (in F) video... Dorado is smokin'!

The workshops (Dorado, Angelo, Samson, Ludovic) are *on* -- info at site
http://www.djangobirdland.com/

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hey, I really enjoyed that, Dorado is smoking indeed! I really dig the miniture drum kit guy, it's amazing how melodic he is on a percussive instrument.
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Daniel Langlois, the percussionist...He's been discussed a little recently on the Yahoo forum, as most of you no doubt know.

As I just wrote to Joel Beaver, who plays alongside Langlois in the Hot Club of New York, Langlois is like a cross between Big Sid Catlett and tabla master Zakir Hussein. He gets a lot of tone and feeling out of his washboard, cakes pans, cowbell, and whatnot.

That clip is great. While the only contemporary Django Jazz DVD I currently have is the Birelli at Vienna, this Birdland 2004 with Dorado will for me be a must have.

David does have his own website ( http://www.davidlanglois.com/ ), where from the evidence of his review clippings, it seems he's been working the washboard percussion thing for many years, first in France, and later over here.

Anyway, thanks to Joel for tipping us off to that clip. Very cool stuff.

Also, I'll mention for no good reason that as Dorado looks a little fleshy-er in the face and is wearing a suave suit in the Birdland footage, and as he has the pencil mustache (or whatever it's called), he kind of looks like our hero at times. Maybe he should play the man in this film biography being discussed elsewhere.

Cheers,

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radiotone wrote:Also, I'll mention for no good reason that as Dorado looks a little fleshy-er in the face and is wearing a suave suit in the Birdland footage, and as he has the pencil mustache (or whatever it's called), he kind of looks like our hero at times. Maybe he should play the man in this film biography being discussed elsewhere.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAgggggghhhhh Nooooooooooo.......and so it begins again :(
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radiotone wrote:...Anyway, thanks to Joel for tipping us off to that clip. Very cool stuff...
You're welcome.

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Download address for this excellent clip

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Thanks, I really like Dorado. He has the best stage presence of any of these guys other than Tchavolo. The guy is having fun!

http://www.djangobirdland.com/video/NEW ... rog001.mov

Right click and "Save As..."
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Post by HowardR »

I've seen DAVID Langlois many times here in NYC, playing at Birdland and with Stephane Wrembel.

The beauty of his playing is that he can play quietly. A virtue that many washboard players don't seem to have.

I was at this concert for three out of the six nights. My only disapointment was that the Basily Group, who were supposed to be on the ticket, were not. Rumor has it that they tried to squeeze the promoters for more bucks (euros or francs) at the last minute, and were left behind in the old world.

Oh well, I did enjoy Dorado & Co. along with the goat cheese spinach salad that I ordered.
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