Tuesday, May 13, 2008

John Lewis: “Django” (1965)

John Aaron Lewis (1920 – 2001) was an American jazz pianist and composer best known as the musical director of the Modern Jazz Quartet. Above he is performing at the Jazz Piano Workshop in Berlin 1965 with his own classic “Django” -- an homage to gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, first recorded in 1954, the year after Reinhardt's death.

No comments: