Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Django Reinhardt: 5 Deep Cuts

Pioneering Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt lamented that he might be neglected by history, but today the swinging “jazz manouche” sound he created with French violinist Stéphane Grappelli is more pervasive than ever—a big reason why SFJAZZ continues to present French guitarist and violinist Dorado Schmitt and his Django All-Stars.

Before Schmitt kicks off his four-night SFJAZZ Residency celebrating the music of Reinhardt, dig into five deep cuts from the man they called "Three Fingered Lightning"—from lesser-known collaborations with Coleman Hawkins and Benny Carter, to a rare improvisation and a musical homage to Brazil.

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