Happy Monday, everyone! As long-time readers know, Monday is the day I share a favorite music track. Sometimes it’ll be related to my writing, but sometimes it’s just something I like and want to share. That’s the case with today’s track.
Django Reinhardt (1/23/10 – 5/16/53) was a Belgian-born French guitarist of Romani descent. Two of his fingers were disabled in a fire, so he developed a completely new and different style of playing: “hot” jazz guitar. He played in the Quintette du Hot Club de France with violinist Stephane Grapelli, and toured all over Europe. He’s been cited as an influence by a diverse group of musicians ranging from Sir Paul McCartney to Tommy Iommi and Willie Nelson.
Please enjoy this recording of Nuages, by the aforementioned Hot Club Quintet, featuring Django Reinhardt.