Today, when Raphael Fays assumes something from Django Reinhardt’s repertoire, he talks of it as "a return to roots". Like all guitarists from the Manouche community, Django was his earliest idol....
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Today, when Raphael Fays assumes something from Django Reinhardt’s repertoire, he talks of it as "a return to roots". Like all guitarists from the Manouche community, Django was his earliest idol. As for Raphael's father, Louis Fays, a professional guitarist, he is one of those artists who don’t seek the limelight, "a musicians’ musician" who helps his leader reach the summits; every so-called star has need of their services. Using Django’s recordings as a pedagogic support, Louis decided to have his 5-year old son practice on a special custom-made guitar from instrument maker Favino. Until he was 12, Raphael spent all his time exclusively and obsessively working on Django’s highly individual style, running through the meanders and labyrinths of his playing over and over again so as to grasp every subtle detail, understand exactly what set Django apart from other guitarists in the jazz world. He was entering that cult of "Just Django and no-one else!"
Raphaël Faÿs guitar
Raphaël Faÿs, guitar
Jean-Claude Beneteau, double bass
Sammy Daussat, René-Charles Mallet & Ramon Galan, guitar
Laurent Zeller, violin
Jose Palomo, percussions