Django Reinhardt
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1910-01-23
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Django Reinhardt

Django Reinhardt Biography (Wikipedia)

Jean "Django" Reinhardt ( or; 23 January 1910 – 16 May 1953) was a Belgian-born French jazz guitarist and composer of Romani ethnicity, regarded as one of the greatest musicians of the twentieth century, having written nearly 100 songs, according to Frank Vignola. He was the first and most significant jazz talent to emerge from Europe.

Despite having two of his fingers disabled from a fire, he overcame the handicap and went on to forge an entirely new style of jazz guitar technique (sometimes called 'hot' jazz guitar), which has since become a living musical tradition within French Gypsy culture. Benny Goodman asked him to travel with his band, which he never did, but he did tour the U.S. with Duke Ellington's band in 1946. He died suddenly of a stroke at age 43.

With violinist Stéphane Grappelli, Reinhardt formed the Paris-based Quintette du Hot Club de France (Hot Club) in 1934, today considered one of the most original bands in the history of recorded jazz.

Reinhardt's most popular compositions have become jazz standards, including "Minor Swing", "Daphne", "Belleville", "Djangology", "Swing '42", and "Nuages". According to jazz guitarist Frank Vignola, nearly every major popular-music guitarist in the world has been influenced by Django, including Paul McCartney, Keith Richards and Les Paul. Over the last few decades, annual Django festivals have been held throughout Europe and the U.S., and a biography has been written about his life. In February 2017, the Berlin International Film Festival held the world premiere of the French film, Django.

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I'll See You In My Dreams
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I'll See You In My Dreams
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It Don't Mean a Thing (if it ain't got that swing)
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It Don't Mean a Thing (if it ain't got that swing)
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Minor Swing
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Minor Swing
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Charleston
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Charleston
Duke Ellington
Honeysuckle rose (feat. Django Reinhardt)
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Honeysuckle rose (feat. Django Reinhardt)
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The man I love
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The man I love
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Swing Guitars
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Swing Guitars
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Hallelujah
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Hallelujah
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How High The Moon
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How High The Moon
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If Dreams Come True
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If Dreams Come True
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September Song (Knickerbocker Holiday)
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September Song (Knickerbocker Holiday)
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Ain't Misbehavin'
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Ain't Misbehavin'
MG Improvisation
Improvisation on the 1st movement of the Double Concerto in D minor by J S Bach
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Improvisation on the 1st movement of the Double Concerto in D minor by J S Bach
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Blue Light Blues
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Blue Light Blues
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The Sheik of Araby
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The Sheik of Araby
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Lady Be Good (feat. Stéphane Grappelli)
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Lady Be Good (feat. Stéphane Grappelli)
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Baby Won't You Please Come Home
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Baby Won't You Please Come Home
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Nuages
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Nuages
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I Cant Give You Anything but Love
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I Cant Give You Anything but Love
Johann Sebastian Bach
Concerto In D Minor Bwv.1043 For 2 Violins And String Orchestra
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Concerto In D Minor Bwv.1043 For 2 Violins And String Orchestra
Johann Sebastian Bach
Swing Interpretation Of The 1st Movement Of The Concerto In D Minor by J.S.Bach
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Swing Interpretation Of The 1st Movement Of The Concerto In D Minor by J.S.Bach
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Sweet Georgia Brown
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Sweet Georgia Brown
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Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
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Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
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Night And Day
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Night And Day
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