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The first major critical biography of the great jazz musician chronicles the colorful life of guitarist Django Reinhardt, including his long musical relationship with violinist Stephane Grapelli and his wanderings around Europe and the United States.The waltz reached its crescendo here, dancers spinning to the music in a move known as la toupie, named for a ... Garcia and Malhaa#39;s music was due not to sophisticated training, but rather to playing what pleased and provoked their untutored ears. ... Arriving each evening at the dance hall as the sun set behind the rooftops, Django carried his banjo under his arm. ... emblazoned in multicolored rhinestones and faux jewels on their accordions, and when the spotlight shone just right, anbsp;...

Author:Michael Dregni
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2006-03


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