Django Reinhardt

Django Reinhardt
Django Reinhardt and His American Swing Band
Django Reinhardt et le Quintette du Hot Club de France [1]
Quintette du Hot Club de France [1]
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   
Babik Reinhardt    Son
Elek Bacsik    Cousin
Joseph Reinhardt    Brother
See also
Biréli Lagrène
Crazy Rhythm
Douce Ambiance
Eddie Lang
Honeysuckle Rose
Hot Club of Detroit
Rocky Gresset

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