This is more or less a response to something Michael mentioned in a recent post about listening to someone's rhythm and emulating that. My question is: who do you all like for rhythm? I have listened to quite a bit of Angelo and Bireli, but I don't know if they always use the same people for rhythm. If so, I don't know their names. In fact, the only rhythm guitarist I know by name is Nous'che. Who do you guys like and what would you say about the various differences in their styles?
ive been practising rhythm playing along with the gypsy project albums it's a lot of fun.
Also, Stochelo and Jimmy are amazing. Again, check out the duets like Jimmy's Rose Room CD and the one with Ola Kvernberg. He's swinging like crazy on rhythm.
As mentioned above Hono is great....I also really like Yayo and Fanto Reinhardt on Romane's Acoustic Quartet CD. That's a killer rhythm sound!
I really like Philippe "Doudou" Cuillerier myself.
Also, the hard, fast, clipped approah associated with Bireli's rhythm guitarists (and indeed Bireli himself) from Hono Winterstein right back to Gaiti Lagrene & Tschirglo Loeffler, can really get a band going! 8)
But personally i think Nou'che Rosenberg is pretty hard to beat. He's immaculate at Swing, Bossa, Waltz, everything!
Other record that caught my attention lately is Tchavolo Schmitt's newest (?) record called "Seven Gypsy Nights" (http://www.djangostation.com/Seven-Gyps ... s,779.html). Mayo Hubert is playing rhythm guitar on that record and sounds very good!
Our own Doug Martin has a phenomenal swinging rhythm. My girlfriend wants to take some lessons from him. Doug certainly seems to be good enough for Andreas, Lulo Reinhart, Gonazalo, et al.
Hearing Hervé play rhythm live in Montreal completely changed my approach to rhythm playing. The man sounds great.
"Practice playing rhythm as softly as you can while keeping the swing!"
is the piece of wisdom he shared...
Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TgBwVlmnB4