Photo : Alexandre Lacombe
Among the guitar players who can claim Django Reinhardt’s legacy, Biréli Lagrène really stands out : of course, he has figured out and perpetuated the so particular tone, the guitaristic slashes and the warming swing which characterized his illustrious elder’s poetry. But Biréli has a way of going beyond sheer virtuosity in order to reach a higher order of quality : so much so that his playing can make us doubt that any Django ever really existed before him.
Biréli Lagrène has chosen to pay homage to his master by sharing with us this music filled with a roving sap. For this tribute, he will be surrounded by his most faithful musician friends in one united community of spirit : Franck Wolf on saxophone and William Brunard on double-bass. Biréli, Django : two first names, a common vision of the guitar to celebrate, in an imaginary intimate meeting, this “à la française” past of the strings that has never had so much future.
Biréli Lagrène – Guitar
Franck Wolf – Saxophone
William Brunard – Double bass