Knowledge Identifier: +Django_Reinhardt
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
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.
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.
Henri Salvador - He had learned the guitar by imitating Django Reinhardt's recordings, and was to work alongside him in the 1940s
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.
He returned to France in February 1947.
In Rome in 1949, Reinhardt recruited three Italian jazz players and recorded his final album, "Djangology".
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
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
In 1951, he retired to Samois-sur-Seine, near Fontainebleau, where he lived until his death.
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"
Eddy Louiss - In 1964, he was awarded the Prix Django Reinhardt
Louis Vola - In a 1976 interview, Vola recalled that he discovered Joseph and Django Reinhardt playing guitars together on a beach at Toulon
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
Reinhardt's legacy dominates in Woody Allen's 1999 "Sweet and Lowdown"
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"
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
In 2010 the French and Belgian Google homepages displayed a logo commemorating the centenary of his birthday on 23 January 2010
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
In February 2017, the Berlin International Film Festival will hold the world premiere of the French film, "Django"