When he does revert to playing Gypsy jazz only a couple of guitarists in the world can rival his spontaneity, technique and deep feel for the style that Reinhardt pioneered in the '30s. --Jim Ferguson, JazzTimes
On the heels of his last two critically acclaimed CD releases--Gypsy Project and Gipsy Project & Friends on Dreyfus Jazz-- Bireli Lagrene triumphantly returns to tour the U.S. in March for the first time since 1995. A return to his musical roots, these releases helped expose his prowess in the United States as the forerunner of a burgeoning gypsy jazz movement in Europe. Although well known to Django diehards, Lagrene is poised to enrapture American audiences unfamiliar with his electrifying and rhythmic style steeped in gypsy tradition. Lagrene
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