Django Reinhardt et le Quintette du Hot Club de France [1940s]
Django Reinhardt and His American Swing Band
Quintette du Hot Club de France [1940s]
- Real name
- Jean Reinhardt
- January 23, 1910
- May 16, 1953
- Belgium born Reinhardt lived in gypsy encampments as a child. He became a legendary jazz guitarist, despite the fact that an accident in 1925, resulted in severe burns and left two of his fingers partially paralyzed. With the help of his brother Joseph, Reinhardt changed his method playing, and all of his solos were played with two fingers. He used his injured fingers thereafter only for playing chords.
Included are performances by the band re-formed by Reinhardt about 1940. The original Quintette du Hot Club de France performances are here.
- Member of
Quintette du Hot Club de France
Elek Bacsik Cousin
Joseph Reinhardt Brother
Babik Reinhardt Son