Thursday, February 18, 2010
Today's Wall Street Journal has a great article 'bout my namesake, Django Reinhardt. To wit:
Reinhardt, who died tragically young in 1953 at the age of 43, was both the greatest jazz guitarist and the most significant international jazzman. He proved that non-Americans could contribute to the tradition. And he fused it with the rich heritage of Gypsy music, creating a style, "jazz manouche," that in recent decades has continued to grow in world-wide popularity.
Read the rest here.