domingo, 27 de abril de 2008

Django Reinhardt

(Belgium, 1910 - 1953) Born in a Gypsy family, he started to play banjo, violin and guitar when he was just a child. He grew up playing in different gypsy camps all along Paris. When he was 18 years old he had a fire accident that burned two of his right hand fingers. He then developed his own technique to keep on playing the guitar with only two fingers. His style was a unique fusion of jazz with gypsy music. Because of his sense of phrasing, originality and versatility he is rated on the top ten guitar players of the twentieth century.

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