Links and more

Whereas chapter pages include media and links directly relevant to, or referenced within, each chapter, this page contains further media and links relevant to general topics covered throughout the book, as well as some bonus media. Enjoy!

Websites

 

About the Selmer guitar

Jazz model with oval hole and 14 fret.

Jazz model with oval hole and 14 fret. Drawing by Patrick Alexandre in collaboration with François Charle. Source: selmer-maccaferri.fr

More information about the Selmer guitar is available on Paul Hostetter’s website and in a coveted book by luthier François Charle.

 

The website for François Charle’s guitar shop (now under new ownership) is archived here.

YouTube channels

  • DC Music School (educational videos by Denis Chang and guest musicians)

  • Henrik Becker (this channel features most known Django recordings as YouTube videos)

  • French Ratatouille (live concert videos mainly from the early 2010s)

  • Samy Daussat (contemporary and rare archival videos)
  • Patrus53 (informal performances and interviews with musicians)

Miscellaneous performances

Video 7.1: "There Will Never Be Another You," performed by Sweet Chorus. 
Mandino Reinhardt (solo guitar), Ghislain Muller (vibraphone), Patrick Andresz and Sony Reinhardt (rhythm guitars), Jean-Pierre Demas (bass). Filmed for France 3 Télévision in Strasbourg, June 1985.

Video 7.2: "Souvenir," performed by Sweet Chorus. 
Mandino Reinhardt (solo guitar), Ghislain Muller (vibraphone), Patrick Andresz and Sony Reinhardt (rhythm guitars), Jean-Pierre Demas (bass). Filmed for France 3 Télévision in Strasbourg, June 1985.

See also this video featuring a 14-year-old Biréli Lagrène and violinist Schmitto Kling recording “My Melancholy Baby” with the Jan Jankeje Gypsy Projekt in 1980. This was the first album on which Lagrène appeared.

Le Téléthon

 

The following video captures the grand finale at a 2013 concert for the AFM-Téléthon (Association française pour la myopathie), a nonprofit organization that raises money to combat rare genetic disorders. A fundraiser event for this organization is referred to as a “téléthon.” This téléthon was organized by students of the CNED (Centre National d’Etudes à Distance) and the organization ARPOMT (Association pour une Recherche Pédagogique Ouverte en Milieu Tzigane).

 

Video 7.3: “Minor Swing" and "Kale Jakha" at the Téléthon, Espace Culturel Django Reinhardt, Strasbourg, 6 December 2013. Accordion: Marcel Loeffler. Guitar: Cédric Loeffler, Railo Helmstetter, Francko Mehrstein, Samson Schmitt, Francky Reinhardt, Jessy Heilig, Perry Lamielle, Claude Loeffler. Violin: Julien Pidancier, Mathias “Matskat” Hecklen-Obernesser. Bass: Roland Grob, Gino Roman, Perry Lamielle, Jessy Heilig. 

I haven’t included much of myself in the chapter media, mainly because I was usually the one behind the camera or audio recorder, but here are a couple of performances in which my role is more audible/visible.

Audio example 7.1: "Kale Jakha" (Les Yeux Noirs / Dark Eyes) by L'Ecole Swing and Feelings (led by Gigi Loeffler).  With Robert Ledermann, Philippe Koch, Jean Waltmann, Yorgui Loeffler, Sébastien "Le Chinois" Kauffmann, Damien Schalk, Jérémie Maennlein, and Siv Lie. Saverne, Alsace, 6 July 2014.

 

Video 7.4: "Tu Djaial" at the end-of-year concert by L'Ecole Swing and Feelings (led by Gigi Loeffler). Guitar (L to R): Robert Ledermann, Philippe Koch, Jean Waltzmann, Yorgui Loeffler, Gigi Loeffler, Sébastien Kauffmann (also vocals), Damien Schalk; violin: Siv Lie. Saverne, Alsace, 6 July 2014.

Book panels

Below are recordings of two virtual events I participated in to celebrate the launch of Django Generations.

 

Video 7.5: Popular Music Books in Process Series panel on French jazz with Celeste Day Moore (author of Soundscapes of Liberation: African American Music in Postwar France) and Siv B. Lie. 25 October 2021.

Video 7.6: By the Book: Smart Talk with Chicago Authors panel featuring Siv B. Lie in conversation with Ingrid Monson and Carol Silverman. 10 November 2021.