Bireli Lagrene & Friends- Live Jazz A Vienne (2004)
NTSC DVD9 | English | 235 minutes | 720x480 | MPEG-2 @8300Kpbs | 7.53 GB
Audio: AC-3 @448Kpbs 6 CHs
Genre: Jazz | Release date: November 9, 2004
This DVD captures Bireli's world renowned 'Gipsy Project' in front of 8,000 rabid fans in the beautiful setting of France's Vienne Jazz Festival. Nearly a dozen guest stars: Dorado Schmitt, Richard Galliano, Sylvain Luc, David Reinhardt (Django's grandson), and many more!
The career of Bireli Lagrene began at the tender age of 11, when he completed an astonishing album called "Routes to Django." This record saw the young guitarist interpreting the songs of the legendary Django Reinhardt, a task most musicians would find daunting, but one which Lagrene took to like a duck to water. Subsequent releases allowed him to carve out his own niche in the music world, while still tipping his hat to Reinhardt by incorporating many similar techniques into his playing style. This release features Lagrene's "Gipsy Project" in full swing at the Vienne Jazz Festival in France, where an expectant crowd gathers to bask in the glory of his exquisite tunes. Special guests come thick and fast throughout, with Richard Galliano, Dorado Schmitt, and Django Reinhardt's grandson, David Reinhardt, all adding to the occasion.