Gypsy Jazz

By | April 8, 2013

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Gypsy Jazz pioneer Django Reinhardt
In this hour we’ll take a tour of the world of gypsy jazz. We’ll talk with historian Benjamin Givan about the life of gypsy jazz godfather Django Reinhardt, and hear how gypsy jazz as a musical genre actually post-dates Django’s heyday by nearly 40 years. And  we’ll explore violinist Stephane Grappelli’s often unheralded role in shaping the music, and hear how gypsy jazz is continuing to evolve as an artform in the hands of some Django lovers from the Motor City. (59:00)

 

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