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A Banjo in Paris

Written/Posted by Laurence Diehl


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Size: 3,324kb, uploaded 8/16/2009 1:24:04 PM
Genre: Jazz / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

© Laurence Diehl 2009
I have always wanted to play this Django-influenced style of music. Never thought I might be playing it on the banjo...

26 comments on “A Banjo in Paris”

BrittDLD1 Says:
Sunday, August 16, 2009 @2:04:00 PM

Trez bean! 

Makes me want sit a small cafe, and smoke a harsh cigarette...  ;-)

Ize_B_Pickin Says:
Sunday, August 16, 2009 @5:45:23 PM

 Out - Pickin' - Standing!!!  Bravo!

NMD Says:
Sunday, August 16, 2009 @7:44:16 PM

Outstanding gypsy swing!!!  I love this stuff! Five stars from me.  I'd give more if I could.

You wouldn't happened to have tabbed it out, would you? :-) Or am I going to have to spend the next month slowing down the mp3?

Laurence Diehl Says:
Monday, August 17, 2009 @8:30:26 AM

Thanks so much Nestor - sorry, no tab - I have enough trouble playing this stuff let alone tabbing it! Be glad to give you some tips though, if you get stuck.

Ed - that was the desired efffect!

Thanks everyone!

John Kuhn Says:
Monday, August 17, 2009 @9:03:53 AM

Man , that was killer as usual !!! Man your timing and feel for this kinda stuff is second to NONE. Very impressive gtr work as well! I thought your mix was clean, well balanced! John

Greg Connor Says:
Monday, August 17, 2009 @1:16:59 PM

Wow!  That is incredible.  Are you playing the guitar too?

I must have bad strings on my banjo...... It doesn't sound anything like yours. 

Laurence Diehl Says:
Monday, August 17, 2009 @3:10:33 PM

Thanks John and Greg! Yes, gtr is my first instrument. I think you have a very nice banjo, sounds great.


Gareth Banjoland Says:
Monday, August 17, 2009 @3:36:29 PM


just arrived in Paris for two nights in fact, and that was a lovely way to set the mood...

Très bon monsieur!!


joemac Says:
Monday, August 17, 2009 @9:39:01 PM

Brilliant man, just the beeeez neeez.

Laurence Diehl Says:
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 @1:57:34 PM

Forum link

salvatone Says:
Thursday, December 10, 2009 @12:17:00 PM

I missed this in August because of kidney surgery. (I swear I'm not lying.) This is great, I would have commented for sure.

Patrick P. Says:
Friday, December 11, 2009 @7:40:34 AM

In French of course !
J'ai rat ce morceau et vraiment j'adore !
Tu es dj venu en France et Paris ?


Patrick P. Says:
Friday, December 11, 2009 @7:42:51 AM

OOps, there is a problem with french accents.
I need to translate ...
I missed this tune and I really love it :.
Did you ever come in France and in Paris ?

Laurence Diehl Says:
Friday, December 11, 2009 @8:18:11 AM

Thank you Patrick - yes, I have been to Paris several times but I never seemed to have enough $money$ - maybe next time...
(and I have a friend who plays banjo at Disneyland Paris)

Tuneager Says:
Tuesday, January 12, 2010 @1:49:28 PM

That's not just going to the Latin quarter, it's also very Django-ish. Great job, love to hear banjo on this type of material, you did it justice and very tasteful!

Paul Roberts Says:
Sunday, February 7, 2010 @1:09:30 PM

I can't believe we're getting this for free.

pdbanjo Says:
Wednesday, February 17, 2010 @1:49:01 PM

Well I just finished listening to your entire song list and this tune is my favorite. Just a perfect rendition of a great swing tune. I could go on and on about how great you play but I need to go practice. Geesh, I thought I was makin' progress until I heard this. Too cool, man! You got the gypsy jazz in you, my friend. WOW!!!!! Move over Bireli Lagrene.

RB5 Says:
Sunday, June 13, 2010 @2:52:05 PM

Alors Diehl c'est tres bien jouer. Un petit peu de jazz est toujour bon pour l'esprit.

opotable Says:
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 @1:55:20 PM

nicely done, thanks.

androo Says:
Sunday, October 17, 2010 @6:20:59 PM

Damn! That's fine playing and wonderful composin'!

maddogonbanjo Says:
Monday, January 24, 2011 @11:10:33 AM

Outstanding, you did a lot of homework on that one, it's not easy play jazz on the banjo, but you pulled it off without a hitch. Excellent listening music!

bhniko Says:
Monday, February 6, 2012 @3:01:57 PM

Couldn't leave it alone. Played it 3 times. Enjoyed each time more.

tonwil Says:
Monday, June 2, 2014 @7:03:05 AM

I've just discovered this kind of stuff, and you've nailed it. What great talent buddy. I could listen a hundred times.

Laurence Diehl Says:
Monday, June 2, 2014 @8:25:08 AM

Thanks Tony I'm often surprised that people like this one because to me it sounds kinda rough. 2009 was back in the stone age lol!

rickhayes Says:
Monday, June 2, 2014 @1:00:13 PM

You can play anything well, and compose too. Fine stuff.

Banjophobic Says:
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 @8:55:24 PM

Fantastic with just the right swing!

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