[Dixielandjazz] Bireli Lagrene

Norman Vickers nvickers1 at cox.net
Tue Mar 15 05:46:43 PST 2005

Ed Danielson made comment about Birele Lagrene, French guitarist.  There's
an anecdote that he traveled on a US tour with some guys who played country
& western.  He was introduced on stage as "Billy Lee Green."

Norman Vickers-from Pensacola, city of 14,000 blue roofs (not a political
statement, but color of the tarps placed by FEMA on hurricane Ivan damaged
Home of Pensacola JazzFest upcoming April 9-10 and featuring the famed
Boondockers.  See website for details www.jazzpensacola.com  ( blatant
commercial! in case you couldn't discern it on you own.)

Danielson wrote:
Steve Barbone posted the schedule for Iridium, the New York nightclub, and
one of the acts was this:

A Tribute To Django Reinhardt

Lagrene is a French gypsy guitarist, prominent in fusion music circles, but
influenced by Django Reinhardt and quite capable of playing standards and
pre-bop music.  His newest CD, "Move," sounds like Django-meets-Bechet... it
really swings!

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