Monday, September 6, 2010

Django Reinhardt - The Best of Django Reinhardt

Django Reinhardt was a Belgian born gypsy jazz guitarist. He grew up in gypsy camps around paris, playing various stringed instruments in the usual gypsy fashion, until one night his caravan caught fire and he was badly burnt, rendering the third and fourth fingers on his left hand almost useless. So what did he decide to do? Discover jazz, and become one of the most influential guitarists of all time. Go figure.

Even though he could only use two fingers during solos (sometimes all four for chordal work), he still comes up with some of the most fantastic lines I have heard. He is truly a master, and this collection showcases some of his best work.

The Best of Django Reinhardt

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