The Qunitessential Django Reinhardt & Stéphane Grapelli

There are musical partners made in heaven. Sam and Dave. Otis and Carla. Keith and Mick…

   Django and Grapelli are just — all time. Making this music in Paris over 70 years ago. Doesn’t sound old. Contemporary in its beauty and wit and lightness. Imagine the flappers dancing…

   To tell the, er, truth, I have been dancing all over the office to this record. It’s 6:45 PM, everyone is gone, I’d never do this with anyone around. My feet just seem to know where to go to this music.These songs are from 1934-40. I was born in 1935. Hmmm!

   There are tons of records of these two, but this one gets them at their absolute best,

Check out Sweet Georgia Brown:

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

8 Responses to The Qunitessential Django Reinhardt & Stéphane Grapelli

  1. Dance as though no one is watching,
    Love as though you have never been hurt,
    Drive like you got a license.

    Do this three times on a full moon and stand back.

    From the Trailer Park Archives

  2. hot jazz club ,such great stuff,got turned on to django and grapelli in the 70s when rock fm was underground with total freedom to play whatever the djs wanted to play,everything from zappa to django,a band with django grapelli influences is dan hicks and his hot licks from their early albums….good stuff

  3. Lloyd+, theres a band ~Gaucho~ that often plays in SF, often free. You gotta hear them live! Buy the bass player a pint for me, please.
    Check them out at

  4. …one more Steph, one more…

    Thanks for the smile.
    BTW there is station on, called Beni.FM from Basel Switzerland that streams just Gypsy Jazz if you ever need an instant fix.


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