Bireli Lagrene Gypsy Jazz Project The Music Of Django Reinhardt
Florin Niculescu on violin, Thomas Dutronc on guitar, and Diego Imbert on double bass
When Bireli Lagrene first emerged in 1980 as a 13-year old who sounded exactly like Django Reinhardt, both gypsies, he was considered a marvel. After a few years and several recordings, Lagrene purposely got away from the Reinhardt influence, playing high-powered rock-oriented fusion and recording with Jaco Pastorius in 1986. The guitarist has since returned to a quieter form of jazz, playing hard bop versions of standards with hints of his earlier interests in Django and fusion. His latest CD on Dreyfus features the music of Django Reinhardt and he brings his all Parisian based gypsies to his only area appearance!
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