Ok so I have MH's Gypsy Rhythm book and I notice he goes into various forms of "La Pompe" rhythm. I decided that my favorite based on the recordings on the Instructional CD and also by what are my current favorite Django recordings (late 30's stuff) is the "Traditional La Pompe" rhythm and soon I'm playing it 24/7. I then took a private lesson with a local more experienced GJ Jazz player and he's telling me that A) that type of "La Pompe" doesn't swing (I couldn't disagree with him more on that) and that
I will have trouble playing my type of rhythm with other types of "La Pompe" like the Alsatian style which he plays (that there's rhythmic compatibility issues) when I start jamming with other GJ guitarists. He also claims that the majority of GJ guitar players around the world play this style of "La Pompe" that he's playing (Alsatian).
Basically I was wondering whether peeps on the board agree with what he told me and I was also curious, what type of "La Pompe" rhythm do you play?
Thanks for any and all feedback!