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Django Reinhardt

Django Reinhardt
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Django Reinhardt.

Django Reinhardt
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Django Reinhardt.

Django Reinhardt artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

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December 4, 2008 Hear the flying fingers and sizzling strings of Reinhardt's music in a concert on JazzSet.

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Interviews & Profiles

Django Reinhardt

January 23, 2010 The Roma guitarist created an entire genre in his likeness, inspired by American jazz.

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May 7, 2008 A new book on Gypsy swing finds the style flourishing and evolving all around the world.

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March 29, 2010 The Sigur Ros frontman sits in as guest DJ for All Songs Considered.

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May 4, 2006 Passionate hard rock from Pearl Jam; Seattle's next big act Mountain Con; A farewell release fro...

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November 11, 2002 New acoustic music from Youssou N'dour; The African fusion of Mali's Salif Keita; The remastered...

Detail from the cover of The Classic Early Recordings

August 1, 2001 The album captures early Reinhardt, when his gypsy flamenco guitaring was just becoming popular.

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Reviews

Detail from the cover of The Classic Early Recordings

August 1, 2001 The album captures early Reinhardt, when his gypsy flamenco guitaring was just becoming popular.

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Django Reinhardt with his instrument.

October 2, 2000 Two very different musical personalities contributed to the timeless jazz standard.

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Django Reinhardt lost two fingers in an accident, but developed a unique style around his disability.

November 24, 2008 Hear five songs from the founders and modern interpreters of the percussive "Gypsy Jazz" style.

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Gypsy Jazz: In Search of Django Reinhardt and the Soul of Gypsy Swing

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