Django Reinhardt

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Django Reinhardt

Belgian jazz guitarist and composeradd

Category: Music (655)

Born in 1910.

Countries: United States (49%), France (28%), Belgium (6%)

Main connections: Stephane Grappelli, Sidney Bechet, Martial Solal

Linked to: Quintette du Hot Club de France, Black Sabbath, Google, Grateful Dead

 

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Django Reinhardt was born in 1910b. add something


1922

At the age of 12, he received a banjo-guitar as a gift. add something


1923

At the age of 18, Reinhardt was injured in a fire that ravaged the caravan he shared with Florine "Bella" Mayer, his first wife. add something

 

Boulou Ferre, son of "Matelot" Ferret, was a child prodigy who entered the Paris Conservatoire at the age of 13, and studied under Olivier Messiaen. add something

 

By the age of 13, Reinhardt was able to make a living playing music.(1923) add something


1929

In 1929, Reinhardt's estranged wife Florine gave birth to a son named Henri "Lousson" Reinhardt. add something

 

The years between 1929 and 1933 were formative for Reinhardt. add something


1930

Jazz - Belgian guitar virtuoso Django Reinhardt popularized gypsy jazz, a mix of 1930s American swing, French dance hall "musette" and Eastern European folk with a languid, seductive feel

 

Tommy Benford - During the 1930s he stayed in Europe for a longer time, where he recorded with Coleman Hawkins, Bill Coleman, Joe Turner, Django Reinhardt, and Sidney Bechet


1931

Edward Heyman - "Out of Nowhere" written in 1931 by Johnny Green and Edward Heyman, became a standard piece of gypsy swing, a musical style established by Django Reinhardt in the 1930s


1933

Jean Sablon was the first singer to record with him more than 30 songs from 1933. add something

 

In Paris on 14 March 1933, Reinhardt recorded two takes each of "Parce que je vous aime" and "Si, j'aime Suzy", vocal numbers with lots of guitar fills and guitar support, using three guitarists along with an accordion lead, violin, and bass. add something


1934

In 1934, Reinhardt and Parisian violinist Grappelli were invited to form the "Quintette du Hot Club de France" with Reinhardt's brother Joseph and Roger Chaput on guitar, and Louis Vola on bass. add something

 

Coleman Hawkins - In late 1934, Hawkins accepted an invitation to play with Jack Hylton's band in London, and toured Europe as a soloist until 1939, memorably working with Django Reinhardt and Benny Carter in Paris in 1937.


1937

In 1937, the American jazz singer Adelaide Hall opened a nightclub in Montmartre along with her husband Bert Hicks and called it 'La Grosse Pomme. add something


1939

Stephane Grappelli - His early fame came playing with the Quintette du Hot Club de France with Django Reinhardt, which disbanded in 1939 at the outbreak of World War II. In 1940, a little-known jazz pianist by the name of George Shearing made his debut as a sideman in Grappelli's band.


1940

Henri Salvador - He had learned the guitar by imitating Django Reinhardt's recordings, and was to work alongside him in the 1940s


1942

The piece was influenced by the violin introduction of "Vous et Moi" where Reinhardt himself played the violin. add something

 

Coleridge Goode - Moving to London in 1942, Goode subsequently worked with Johnny Claes, Eric Winstone, Lauderic Caton and Dick Katz, became a founder member of the Ray Ellington Quartet and recorded with Django Reinhardt in 1946.


1943

In 1943, Reinhardt married Sophie "Naguine" Ziegler in Salbris, with whom he had a son, Babik Reinhardt, who became a respected guitarist in his own right. add something

 

Joe Shulman - He joined the military in 1943, and recorded with Django Reinhardt while a member of Glenn Miller's wartime band


1946

After the war, Reinhardt rejoined Grappelli in the UK, and went on in the autumn of 1946 to tour the United States as a special guest soloist with Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, when he got to play with many notable musicians and composers such as Maury Deutsch. add something


1947

He returned to France in February 1947. add something

 

Roger Guerin - He began working professionally in 1947, playing with Aimé Barelli, Django Reinhardt, Don_Byas, Hubert Fol, James Moody, Benny Golson, Bernard Peiffer, Fats Sadi, Lucky Thompson, Kenny Clarke, Blossom Dearie, Martial Solal, Michel Legrand and André Hodeir


1948

At least eight compilations have been released. add something


1949

In Rome in 1949, Reinhardt recruited three Italian jazz players and recorded his final album, "Djangology". add something

 

Alan Lomax - He hosted a radio show, "Your Ballad Man", in 1949 that was broadcast nationwide on the Mutual Radio Network and featured a highly eclectic program, from gamelan music, to Django Reinhardt, to Klezmer music, to Sidney Bechet and Wild Bill Davison, to jazzy pop songs by Maxine Sullivan and Jo Stafford, to readings of the poetry of Carl Sandburg, to hillbilly music with electric guitars, to Finnish brass bands – to name a few


1950

Martial Solal - After settling in Paris in 1950, he soon began working with leading musicians including Django Reinhardt and expatriates from the United States like Sidney Bechet and Don Byas

 

Fats Sadi - He performed with Jacques Pelzer in The Bob Shots, with among others Django Reinhardt, Kenny_Clarke, Stéphane Grappelli and Don Byas when he was in Paris , co-leading a quartet with pianist Martial Solal in 1955, which recorded the following year

 

Quintette du Hot Club de France - Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, a handful of European guitarists continued to play acoustic jazz guitar in the style of Django Reinhardt, largely ignored by the jazz press and with few opportunities to record or tour


1951

In 1951, he retired to Samois-sur-Seine, near Fontainebleau, where he lived until his death. add something


1953

Django Reinhardt died in 1953 add something


1954

Reinhardt has been the subject of several songs, most notably "Django" , a gypsy-flavoured piece that jazz pianist John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet wrote in honour of Reinhardt; numerous versions of the song have been recorded, including one on the 1973 Lindsey Buckingham/Stevie Nicks self-titled debut album; it appears on Joe Bonamassa's 2006 LP "You & Me" add something


1961

Rene Urtreger - The Academie du Jazz of France formally recognized his accomplishments in 1961 with the Django Reinhardt prize for outstanding jazz artist of the year


1962

Today (U.S. TV program) - In 1962, when Hugh Downs became host, Django Reinhardt's "Melodie au Crepuscule" was chosen as the new theme; it was replaced in 1963 by "Misty", an instrumental ballad composed by Erroll Garner and performed by Bobby Hackett and John B. Seng


1964

Eddy Louiss - In 1964, he was awarded the Prix Django Reinhardt


1970

Since about the late 1970s, study materials of a more conventional kind such as workshops, books and videos have become available, allowing musicians worldwide to master the style add something


1973

In 1973 Stéphane Grappelli formed a successful Quintette-style band with British guitarists Diz Disley and Denny Wright add something


1976

Louis Vola - In a 1976 interview, Vola recalled that he discovered Joseph and Django Reinhardt playing guitars together on a beach at Toulon


1978

Notably, not only was Reinhardt's music used in the 1978 film "King of the Gypsies", his long-time friend and violinist Stéphane Grappelli appeared in the film in a cameo performing as part of one of the gypsy bands add something


1999

Reinhardt's legacy dominates in Woody Allen's 1999 "Sweet and Lowdown" add something


2000

Reinhardt's music has been used in the soundtrack of many films, including in "The Matrix"; "Rhythm Futur", "Daltry Calhoun", "Metroland", "Chocolat", "The Aviator", "Alex and the Gypsy", "Kate and Leopold" and "Gattaca"; the score for Louis Malle's 1974 movie, "Lacombe Lucien"; the background for the Steve Martin movie "L.A. Story"; and the background for a number of Woody Allen movies, including "Stardust Memories" add something


2002

Willie Nelson wore a Django Reinhardt T-shirt on tour in Europe in 2002, stating in an interview that he admired Reinhardt's music and ability add something


2003

Reinhardt has been portrayed in several films, such as in the opening sequence of the 2003 animated film "Les Triplettes de Belleville" add something


2005

In 2005, Django Reinhardt took 66th place in the election of "The Greatest Belgian" in Flanders and 76th place in the Walloon version of the same competition "Le plus grand Belge" add something


2006

Vous et Moi became the title of Bonamassa's sixth album where the track first appeared in 2006 add something


2009

In 2009 he composed an album inspired by those musical influences and entitled it "Djangoisms" add something

 

Toots Thielemans - On 23 January 2009, he joined Philip Catherine on stage at the Liberchies church in memory of the 100th anniversary of Django Reinhardt's birth.

 

Toots Thielemans - On 23 January 2009, he joined Philip Catherine on stage at the Liberchies church in memory of the 100th anniversary of Django Reinhardt's birth


2010

In 2010 the French and Belgian Google homepages displayed a logo commemorating the centenary of his birthday on 23 January 2010 add something


2011

In the Martin Scorsese film, "Hugo", 2011, a character who appears to be, and is credited as, Reinhardt plays guitar in a combo in the station café add something


2015

The following list of reissues is only a selection; as at December 2015, www add something


2017

In February 2017, the Berlin International Film Festival will hold the world premiere of the French film, "Django" add something

 

In February 2017, the Berlin International Film Festival would hold the world premiere of "Django" , a French film directed by Etienne Comar add something