BIRÉLI LAGRÈNE TRIO (FRA) (CZE)
Where and when on BJF? ?Liberec - 15. 7. 2021 - 20:30
Prague - 16. 7. 2021 - 20:30
Spiritual son of Django Reinhardt and Jaco Pastorius, Biréli Lagrène occupies a unique place
in the world of the guitar.
Lagrène was born in Soufflenheim, Alsace, France, into a Romani family and community. His father and grandfather were guitarists, and he was raised in the gypsy guitar tradition. He started playing at age four or five and by seven was improvising jazz in a style similar to Django Reinhardt's, whom his father admired and wanted his sons to emulate. In 1980, while in his early teens, he recorded his first album, Routes to Django: Live at the Krokodil
During the next few years, Lagrène toured with Al Di Meola, Paco de Lucía, and John McLaughlin, all of them guitarists, and played with Benny Carter, Benny Goodman, and Stéphane Grappellii. He joined Larry Coryell and Vic Juris in New York City for a tribute to Reinhardt in 1984 and went on tour with Coryell and Philip Catherine. He also performed with Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clarke, the Gil Evans Orchestra, Christian Escoudé, and Charlie Haden. In 1989 he performed in a duo with Stanley Jordan.
Lccal rhythm section:
Taras Volos on bass
Jiri Slavíček on drums