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The Best of Django Reinhardt

The Best of Django Reinhardt

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Description: Django Reinhardt was both the first great jazz-guitar soloist and the first European jazz musician to have a significant influence on American musicians. Just as Earl Hines had found a way to transfer Louis Armstrong's assertive solo style to the piano, Reinhardt did it with the acoustic guitar, mixing inventive melodic improvisation with a decorative gypsy-guitar idiom and vigorous rhythm. He did it most often with the Hot Club of France, a quintet including violinist Stephane Grappelli, two rhythm guitarists, and a bassist that created its own distinctive style, a lightly propulsive mix that was an ideal setting for Django's ... (more)
Manufacturer: Blue Note
Release date: 19 March 1996
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0724383713820 UPC: 724383713820
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