Duke Ellington and Django Reinhardt–“A Blues Riff”

Listen to this amazing collaboration between Duke Ellington (jazz composer, pianist, and bandleader) and Belgian-Romani jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt shared by Ben Anderson!
The two musicians toured together during Reinhardt’s American tour in 1946. Reinhardt’s accomplishments in jazz guitar are particularly impressive considering that when he was 18 an accident permanently paralyzed two fingers on his left hand.

Source: “Django Reinhardt” PBS.org http://www.pbs.org/jazz/biography/artist_id_reinhardt_django.htm


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