“Anything by Django that you can get is going to be mind-blowing, so we’ll go with a box set, because you want to get as much of his stuff as you can.
“He’s the one guitar player who, if I want to be inspired, I’ll listen to him and feel completely energized and ready to play. Everything about what he did was so full of class and was so supreme. He had limited use of his fretting hand because of a fire, which makes his musicality even more incredible. You sit there and go, ‘How the hell could he do that?’
“There’s a bounce and an almost comic element to his playing. He’s kind of the father of that style. I still love all of the stuff he did in France during the war, but on some of the later recordings he did in London, the guitar sounds are amazing.”