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Tommy Emmanuel Premieres New "Djangology" Music Video

Tommy Emmanuel has premiered the music video for his new single, "Djangology."

The song is taken from Emmanuel's upcoming album, Accomplice One. A duets album with an impressive guest list that includes Jason Isbell, Mark Knopfler, Ricky Skaggs and Rodney Crowell, among others, Accomplice One is set for a January 19 release via CGP Sounds/Thirty Tigers.

"Djangology"—which was recorded live at Abdala Studios in Havana, Cuba, with Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo—is a tip of the hat to one of Emmanuel's biggest influences, legendary jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.

"In 2016 I did a guitar camp in Havana with Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo," Emmanuel said. "We worked up an arrangement of this famous Django Reinhardt song. We took all our guitar students to Abdala Studio to witness the recording as part of their education. You wouldn't know it but there were over 80 people sitting quietly in the room as we recorded this track live. A big thanks to Frank and Vinny for bringing this beautiful song to my attention."

"Tommy is very curious and eager to learn new songs," Vignola added. "When I played 'Djangology' for him, he fell in love with it. Tommy is a complete musician. Although he doesn't need anyone else, he certainly is a fabulous accompanist. A real professional."

You can watch the "Djangology" video above, and preorder Accomplice One here.

For more on the album, check out our recent interview with Emmanuel, as featured in the January 2018 issue of Guitar World.

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Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.