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Biréli Lagrène

Biréli Lagrène

1966 -

Origin: France

Main instrument: Acoustic guitar/electric guitar

Genre: Manouche jazz (Gypsy jazz)

An exceptional and precocious talent, Biréli Lagrène took the jazz world by storm with his dazzling speed and phenomenal bursts of improvisation. After having mastered the late great Django Reinhardt's Gypsy swing repertoire, the guitarist tried his hand at fusion jazz and rock. In fact, Lagrène had also been looking up to ace fretmen Wes Montgomery, George Benson and Jimi Hendrix for inspiration. Very much in demand, he has been collaborating with a host of well-established musicians, from Al Di Meola to Jaco Pastorius to Stéphane Grappelli. At once dynamic and lyrical, this sparkling musician is without a doubt one of the most prominent musicians of his generation.


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