Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Django Reinhardt - J'attendrai Swing

Jean "Django" Reinhardt; 23 January 1910 – 16 May 1953) was a Gypsy jazz guitarist.

One of the first prominent European jazz musicians, Reinhardt remains one of the most renowned jazz guitarists. With violinist Stéphane Grappelli, he cofounded the Quintette du Hot Club de France, described by critic Thom Jurek as "one of the most original bands in the history of recorded jazz." Reinhardt's most popular compositions have become jazz standards, including "Minor Swing", "Tears", "Belleville", "Djangology", "Swing '42" and "Nuages" (French for "Clouds").

Todays tune is a old one, 1939 is the date, i think this is one of the oldest tune that has been published on the tune of the day. It was very tricky to find any moving fotages on Django, would like to add one of his most popular tunes like "Tears" or "Minor Swing" but this is good aswell, enjoy!

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