Monday, August 27, 2007

9 Albums by Bireli Lagrene

Bireli Lagrene Biography by Scott Yanow
When Bireli Lagrene first emerged in 1980 as a 13-year-old who sounded exactly like Django Reinhardt, he was considered a marvel.
Born (like Django Reinhardt) to a gypsy family, he had been playing guitar since he was four. After a few years and several
recordings, Lagrene purposely got away from the Reinhardt influence, playing high-powered rock-oriented fusion and recording with
Jaco Pastorius in 1986. He sounded more original but much less interesting during this period. The guitarist has since returned
to a quieter form of jazz, playing hard bop versions of standards with hints of his earlier interests in Reinhardt and fusion.
Bireli Lagrene has recorded for Antilles, Jazzpoint, Blue Note, and Dreyfus.

1986 Bireli Lagrene with Jaco Pastorius "Stuttgart Aria"
1990 Acoustic Moments
1992 Standards
1995 My Favorite Django
1999 Reisa
2000 Duet
2000 Front Page
2001 Gipsy Project
2002 Gipsy Project & Friends

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Blogger L said...

What, no comments? Criminal. I was so excited when I found a note that you were hosting all of these Lagrene records - I couldn't believe my eyes. But it's true! Now I can't believe my ears. What a talent he is. Thanks so much for making these available; I know it represents hours of work to do so.

8:10 AM  
Blogger humppazoid said...

:) Thank U for such nice feedback!
Indeed - good music talk for itself much better than any review!
You also might like Christian Escoude - check out my post for 2006! People who like Django style also invited to e-mailing

1:58 PM  
Blogger waxhound said...


Never thought I would see Bireli Lagrène on a blog!

Just browsing through what you've got up (lots of nices posts, btw), and came across this.



Marc (Canada)

9:24 AM  
Blogger humppazoid said...

thank U Marc,
it's always a pleasure to get some feedback for an hours of uploadings:)

1:41 AM  

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