Le Jazz Hot

John Spicer (via YBGF.org)

It’s the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival and…oooooh…let’s go to this…

More than 50 years after his death, guitarists still marvel over Django Reinhardt’s blistering jazz solos and tangy gypsy scales, made all the more marvelous because the longtime Parisian played his shimmering runs with two fewer fingers than everyone else. He defined the sound of jazz manouche in the ’30s with his popular Hot Club Quintet, especially in the way he traded vivacious leads with violinist StĂ©phane Grappelli. Le Jazz Hot are our own local practitioners of those tender glissandos and popping gypsy-jazz rhythms that remain such an enchanting soundtrack for a summer afternoon. (Max Goldberg for Flavorpill)

Date: Thursday July 31, 2008

Time: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm (an HOUR? that’s all we get?!)

Location: Esplanade

photo: John Spicer (via YBGF.org)

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One Response to “Le Jazz Hot”

  1. Melissa Says:

    A blog post about Django Reinhardt? I love you! He is my favorite last.fm addiction. Wish I could be there to enjoy that.

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