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Summary: Young French gypsy guitarists have created a tradition out of the music pioneered by the founding father of jazz guitar Django Reinhardt
 

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Review of Young French gypsies keep Django flame alive

Oh my! A great way to introduce Django Reinhardt to listeners. The gypsy guitarist still influnces legions of new guitar players all over the world, fifty years after his passing. Woody Allen payed tribute to Django in his film 'Sweet and Lowdown' with Sean Penn. Piece would be a great supplement to the upcoming Django festival at Lincoln Center, NY, this coming July. Perfect for jazz stations, as well, nationwide.

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Review of Young French gypsies keep Django flame alive

If you liked Les Triplettes de Belleville then you will like this piece. It captures the essence of the gypsy music of France featured in that film. It also makes the connection of people to this music that serves as the roots for a dispursed culture. Would make for a good end piece on a news broadcast. The interesting part of this piece is it is very Euro-centric but brings to light music that is heard in different styles all over the world.