Django: The Life and Music of a Gypsy Legend. Gypsy Jazz, Michael Dregni.

Django: The Life and Music of a Gypsy Legend.

New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. First Printing of the First US Edition. A Fine tight unread copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket . In Django, Michael Dregni offers a definitive portrait of this great guitarist. Handsome, charismatic, childlike, and unpredictable, Reinhardt was a character out of a picaresque novel. Born in a gypsy caravan at a crossroads in Belgium, he was almost killed in a freak fire that burned half of his body and left his left hand twisted into a claw. But with this maimed left hand flying over the frets and his right hand plucking at dizzying speed, Django became Europe's most famous jazz musician, commanding exorbitant fees--and spending the money as fast as he made it. Dregni not only chronicles this remarkably colorful life--including a fascinating account of gypsy culture--but he also sheds much light on Django's musicianship. Item #27319
ISBN: 019516752x

Price: $75.00

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