For me, the Greatest Jazz Guitarist, ever. Yes, I am a lover and student of various Jazz Eras. Django Began in the mid 30's and Passed away in the early 50's. Very little filmed performance, but this stunningly fast, great improvisational playing set the Jazz world afire. All this, with only the use of 2 fingers on his fret hand. He had been in a horrible fire, which fused his ring and pinkie finger together, so he was left with his index and middle finger to play riffs and songs that still baffle the tops in Jazz guitar....How with only 2 fingers, playing better than anyone had heard was possible, added more to his legend. People can replicate his songs now (with all their fingers), but they can never write a song like "Nuages", and they don't have the deft touch on standards like "Sweet Georgia Brown", and "I'll See You in my Dreams" like Django.
This collection has every tune to get a person started down the road to learning about one of the true greats, or to replace lost wax. It comes with a CD of the same music, and a selection of postcards with Django, and full band Portraits. Also, it is pressed with a lot of dead wax in the centre, avoiding inner groove distortion, how could you ask for more? Tres' Bien!!!