Emmanuel Soudieux

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Emmanuel Soudieux

Postby patrus le sommelier » Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:52 pm

I very sad today because Emmanuel Soudieux pass away on Monday.
Soudieux played the bass for Django longer then Grappelli played with Django.
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Postby Caballero » Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:26 pm

Total respect for that man. Dealing with Django and fending off Steph was probably not an easy job. Bet he had a hoot.
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Postby Teddy Dupont » Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:58 pm

Caballero wrote:Total respect for that man. Dealing with Django and fending off Steph was probably not an easy job. Bet he had a hoot.

...and he really did not like your hero Baro!

Another link with the great man gone and a pretty good bass player to boot.
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Postby Caballero » Wed Nov 01, 2006 5:13 pm

I guess that leaves Cooleridge.
Did Emmanuel get interviewed extensively about his time with Django or is it a case of shutting the gate after the horse bolted?
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Postby Teddy Dupont » Wed Nov 01, 2006 6:58 pm

Caballero wrote:I guess that leaves Cooleridge.
Did Emmanuel get interviewed extensively about his time with Django or is it a case of shutting the gate after the horse bolted?

Dregni spoke to him for his book but seemed to relay very little of what he said. He should have been a real font of information considering the time he spent with Django so I do think it is an opportunity lost.

Patrick "Patrus" Caissy was due to see him with a list of questions from me on his recent visit to France but unfortunately the meeting never happened. I had a French contact set up to take over but now that cannot happen.

It was very interesting talking to Coleridge who is an extremely erudite individual but his experiences with Django were limited.
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Postby Teddy Dupont » Fri Nov 03, 2006 2:24 pm

.......And here he is:-
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Postby Teddy Dupont » Sat Nov 04, 2006 11:02 am

Just a couple of comments from Soudiuex that were actually recorded:-

1) In order to keep the band on it's toes Django would sometimes not tell them what the next tune would be at a gig but simply start playing it, expecting them to immediately follow him.

2) They would often spend time working out intros for tunes but when it came to actually perform them, Django would play something quite different.

And what I think is probably a poor translation"......Django played really hundred times better in front of an audience rather than on his records. He was the infinite, he was more than a man (un surhomme)."
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