Django Reinhardt

For Sentimental Reasons: The Rarities Collection

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A brilliant gypsy jazz musician, Django Reinhardt's unique, jubilant, and swinging guitar style derived in part from a childhood fire which paralyzed two of the fingers on his fret hand, which forced him to find innovative ways to play his instrument, and partly from his background as a violinist, and few guitarists since can match Reinhardt's harmonically sophisticated, arcing solos. This set provides plenty of proof of Reinhardt's brilliance, but is perhaps best sought for the six tracks it includes, the so-called rarities of the title, that had previously only been released in Europe.

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