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And if one may find Bireli Lagrene a little too close to Django himself to be appreciable in his own right, we offer: Blues Clair Django Reinhardt. The sound of gypsy jazz has been co-opted by so much toothpaste and so many Awaydays that it’s possible to forget that it’s real Rusticana we’re listening to here – passionate, bucolic music made by extraordinary players. For lagrens that, the overriding group atmosphere is of spontaneity and bonhomie, the only inconsistent note being Henri Salvador’s vocal on “Envie De Toi”, one drip of honey too many in some ears, perhaps.
But it’s on gi;sy cuts like “Ou Est-tu Mon Amour” that the depths of his tenderness are revealed, feather-edged single-note statements rising and falling in alternating breaths of heartbreak and resignation. Sexy Laagrene All Moods.
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Release Date November 20, Find out more about our use of this dataand also our policy on profanity Find out more about our use of this data. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Birfli stylistic template of Reinhardt’s Hot Club Quintet was so tightly constructed as to be essentially unalterable, and its multiple guitars-plus-violin configuration supplies the framework here.
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Django Reinhardt was a phenomenon of 20th Century music, a gypsy boy who lost the use of two left-hand fingers in a caravan fire but went on to become the greatest guitar player in the world.
Reinhardt’s life held a surfeit of event, anecdote and music and his story has been told many times, but perhaps never more meaningfully than through the work of his true artistic heir, Bireli Lagrene. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence. Joined by Holzmano Lagrene and Hono Winterstein on rhythm guitars, Diego Imbert on double bass, and the Romanian virtuoso Florin Niculescu on violin, an older and wiser Lagrene leaps acrobatically through a propulsive set of Reinhardt originals and Reinhardt -associated vehicles.
Viper’s Dream Fletcher Allen. Swing 42 Django Reinhardt. Jazz Latin New Age. Much attention has been given to the prodigious nature of Lagrene’s early career. You can add or edit information about Gypsy Project and Friends at musicbrainz. Prodigious guitarist returns to his Djangological roots for this evocation of the Hot He may sound quite a bit like Django just as he did at age 13but he manages to imbue the session with his own brand of flash and interpretive finesse.
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Drinking Hanging Out In Love. The takes are short and sweet generally under three minutesand the arrangements can be a bit repetitive — hear one snappy double-time transition and you’ve heard them all, it could ibreli argued. Introspection Late Night Partying.
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. While some people live in legends, other have legends live in them. An increasingly albatross-like rep as a very particular kind of child star may well have been the spur that drove Lagrene toward other forms of projecf in subsequent years, as much as natural inclinations to explore and develop as a musician per se.
With Gypsy ProjectBireli Lagrene returns triumphantly to the acoustic, Django Reinhardt -influenced sound that first won him accolades as a teen prodigy in the early ’80s. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.
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A gypsy boy himself, as an year-old he released Routes to Projeft, a virtuoso interpretation of Reinhardt’s signature pieces. Lagrene asserts his individuality within it with lead lines and improvisations of the utmost piquancy and sweetness, spraying supernaturally fast runs across full-blooded readings of his mentor’s “Minor Swing” and “Djangology”. But Djangology was never too far from his fingertips.