From Proms 2012: guitarist Martin Taylor joins the Britten Sinfonia and conductor Guy Barker for The Spirit of Django, a tribute to the great jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.
Another chance to hear one of the highlights of the 2012 Proms season.
Presented by Jez Nelson
Guitarist Martin Taylor joins the Britten Sinfonia and conductor Guy Barker in the London premiere of The Spirit of Django a tribute to the great jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.
This late-night Prom is a unique collaboration between two greats of the British jazz scene: multi award-winning guitarist Martin Taylor and trumpeter and arranger Guy Barker. Based on themes created by Taylor and then arranged and orchestrated by Barker the piece is inspired by legendary Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. The resulting homage is a suite lasting nearly an hour which suits the Proms well - as Barker remarks Reinhardt was an ideal subject: "Django was a fan of Debussy as well as Louis Armstrong",
Martin Taylor & Guy Barker: The Spirit of Django - orchestral suite (London premiere)
Martin Taylor (guitar)
Guy Barker Jazz Orchestra
Spirit of Django
Guy Barker (conductor).