Django Reinhardt/Stephane Grappelli:J’Attendrai

July 16, 2007

An incredible find! From gypsy musician to legend, Django Reinhardt and planetary violinist, Stephane Grappelli and their band, “Quintette du Hot Club de France” deliver a riveting performance of “J’Attendrai.” Note that Django plays with only two fingers. He was in a fire as a young man and received 1st and 2nd degree burns all over his body. He lost control of this 3rd and 4th fingers but still used them in a chord occasionally. His doctor had told him that he would likely lose his leg, but within a year, Django walked with a cane. So not only a great musician, but a real survivor.

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