Archive for the 'Bleg' Category

Eddie Lang Bleg

August 21, 2007

Nicolai Foss

Here is an Eddie Lang tribute page, apparently unfinished. And here is the page on Eddie. Here is the Wiki on Eddie. And here he is with Bing. Apparently, there has just been an Eddie Lang, sorry, Salvatore Massaro, Festival (“XVII Edizione”) in Italy.

Where is (are) Eddie’s L5(s — he had at least two when he died)?

Who today (apart from Marty Grosz and, to a smaller extent Bucky Pizzarelli) play in the Lang (Kress, McDonough) style?

How much of Eddie did Django Reinhardt know? Are there any indications in Django’s recorded output that he learned from Lang?

Jazz Guitar in Philly?

August 1, 2007

Nicolai Foss

I will be in Philadelphia August 3 to 9. Do any of the readers of Jazz & Archtops know of spots in Philadelphia where jazz guitar is likely to be played?