Personalities | Birelli Lagrene | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues
(Guitar, b. 1966)
A French gypsy, Lagrene was hailed as Django Reinhardt’s heir upon the release of his first album at the age of 13. He has performed gypsy jazz in the company of swing veterans Benny Carter, Benny Goodman and Stéphane Grappelli, but has also developed a personal, fusion-oriented style and mixes both approaches in collaborations with guitarists John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, Paco de Lucía, Larry Coryell, Philip Catherine, Christian Escoudé and Stanley Jordan, among others.
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