This musical alliance gave birth to a new sound the records of the italian- american guitar/violin duo eddie lang and joe venuti must have confirmed django's predilection for a combination of strings which had tots in the central european gypsy tradition but, as daniel nevers puts it, “if venuti and lang were the inventors. Explore the life and music of jazz legend django reinhardt, one of the first important jazz guitar soloists, on biographycom. Find django reinhardt biography and history on allmusic - django reinhardt was the first hugely influential. A hundred years ago this month, a child was born in a gypsy caravan at a belgian crossroads the baby was christened jean, but to his people he was always django, from a romany verb meaning: i awake never was a name more aptly given: a century on and django reinhardt remains the greatest.
But there's much less known about reinhardt's short yet highly productive life, which is why the french biopic django offers up a welcome, if somewhat limited, corrective freely adapted from a book that was already freely inspired by the musician's story, the film focuses on the brief and tumultuous period. “minor swing” is a gypsy jazz standard written by guitarist django reinhardt and violinist stéphane grappelli in 1937 it was first recorded on november 25, 1937, on the french label swing by the quintet of the hot club of france in 1937 stuart nicholson wrote about the quintet in his book jazz: a. You will find below the horoscope of django reinhardt with his interactive chart, an excerpt of his astrological portrait and his planetary dominants django reinhardt birth data and astrological dominants. Django reinhardt was arguably the greatest guitarist who ever lived, an important influence on les paul, charlie christian, bb king, jerry garcia, chet atkins, and many others yet there is no major biography of reinhardt now, in django, michael dregni offers a definitive portrait of this great guitarist handsome.
Learn about django reinhardt: his birthday, what he did before fame, his family life, fun trivia facts, popularity rankings, and more. Father of babik reinhardt and lousson reinhardt brother of joseph reinhardt grandfather of david reinhardt also known as jean baptiste reinhardt [birth name] genres gypsy jazz, swing, jazz, chanson, french folk music share discography 652 credits 106 music film filmography 5 album showing all ( 28. His mother, laurence reinhardt, was a dancer her last name had been chosen by the clan sometime in the distant past on his birth certificate, reinhardt's christian name was given as jean, although few of his fellow romany knew him as such django, a unique, even eccentric name, was a first-person. The dramatic facts of jazz-guitar great django reinhardt's tragically brief life—his birth in a travelling caravan, his invention of gypsy jazz, his compositions for and recordings with stéphane grappelli and the quintet of the hot club of france , his death from a brain hemorrhage at 43—are the stuff of legend writer étienne.
Django reinhardt biography a history of jazz before 1930 this site contains over 3000 songs from this era in real audio 3 format, as well as hundreds of biographies and discographies of jazz musicians. The word genius gets thrown around a lot, but when it comes to music, reinhardt deserves that mantle with no formal training, the roma guitarist created a new style of music in the 1930s and '40s that came to be dubbed gypsy jazz saturday marks the centennial of his birth. I've always loved the music of django reinhardt and stéphane grappelli, and although i often play this music live, i haven't recorded much of it until now as always with my cds, i like to have a mixture of styles to keep it interesting for the listener so there's everything from the beautiful django piece, 'nuages', my own.
This superb biography of django reinhardt deserves a place on the shelves, and in the minds, of every jazz fan a truly unique all of that in a very short life, he died at just 43, from cardiac failure born in a gypsy dregni shows wonderfully how django's life and music existed in a state of creative tension django was no.
Django reinhardt, original name jean reinhardt, (born january 23, 1910, liberchies, belgium—died may 16, 1953, fontainebleau, france), guitarist who is generally considered one of the few european jazz musicians of true originality reinhardt, who was of roma (gypsy) parentage, traveled through france and. Name at birth: jean-baptiste reinhardt django reinhardt grew up a talented musician in a gypsy caravan, traveling around france he began playing american jazz in french clubs, along with stéphane grappelli in the hot club quintet reinhardt's unique sound made him an international star, and he is credited with. Django reinhardt birth name, jean baptiste reinhardt born, january 23, 1910 in liberchies, pont-à-celles, belgium died, may 16, 1953 in fontainebleau, france genre(s) musicians have paid tribute to reinhardt in many other ways, such as by invoking his name in their own work or personal life. The sprawling intégrale django reinhardt, volumes 1 through 20 (frémeaux et associés) is a massive, amazing tribute to django reinhardt's life the basic outline of django reinhardt's but this cd does include some fascinating glimpses of the birth of the quintet of the hot club of france in august 1934, reinhardt, his.