18 Jan 2014

Django Reinhardt: Guitar Hero - Part 2

From Django Reinhardt - Guitar Hero, 1:00 pm on 18 January 2014
Django Rheinhardt

Django Rheinhardt Photo: WP Gottlieb Public Domain

Steve Danby focusses on Django Reinhardt's guitar technique and describes the instruments he played. We hear how Reinhardt fared during the German occupation of France in World War II and how his career declined as the jazz world was overtaken by bebop.