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Biréli Lagrène

g, *1966 FR, Soufflenheim
Musician / Composer of Jazz

French jazz musician, guitar player and composer of Sinti origin, born in 1966. A "guitar phenomenon", according to John McLaughlin, he came to prominence in the 1980s via his manouche (django-like) style. After collaborations with his musical patron Jan Jankeje, he has cooperated from the early 1980s on - at a very young age and still being considered a child prodigy - with famous jazz artists such as Jaco Pastorius, Benny Carter and Benny Goodman.

        
Instruments
  • Guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Bass
  • Backing Vocals
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
Chicken on Broadway Blues by Jaco Pastorius
Isn't She Lovely on Duet by Biréli Lagrène & Sylvain Luc
Je suis seul ce soir on Gipsy Project by Biréli Lagrène
Poinciana on Gipsy Trio by Biréli Lagrène
I Shot the Sheriff on Live in Italy by Jaco Pastorius
Le soir on Gipsy Trio by Biréli Lagrène
So What on Summertime by Biréli Lagrène & Sylvain Luc
La mer on Gipsy Project by Biréli Lagrène
Time After Time on Duet by Biréli Lagrène & Sylvain Luc
How Insensitive Insensatez on standards by Biréli Lagrène

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Tribute To Stéphane & DjangoRoby Lakatos, Biréli Lagrène2017Album
D-StringzStanley Clarke - Biréli Lagrène - Jean-Luc Ponty2015Album
Guitar HeroesJoscho Stephan Feat. Tommy Emmanuel, Biréli Lagrène, Stochelo Rosenberg2015Album
Best MomentsBiréli Lagrène & Sylvain Luc2012Compil.
MouvementsBiréli Lagrène2012Album
Biréli LagrèneBiréli Lagrène2012Compil.
DjangologistsThe Rosenberg Trio with Biréli Lagrène2010Album
Gipsy TrioBiréli Lagrène2009Album
Generation DjangoBiréli Lagrène, Richard Galliano, Caravan Palace, Sanseverino, Henri Salvador, Stéphane Grappelli, Valérie Duchâteau, Dorado Schmitt, Rocky Gresset, Sylvain Luc2009Compil.
SummertimeBiréli Lagrène, Sylvain Luc2009Album
Electric SideBiréli Lagrène2008Album
Just The Way You AreBiréli Lagrène / Gipsy Project2007Album
Django - A Jazz TributeBiréli Lagrène And Babik Reinhardt2007Single
Djangology, A Tribute To Django ReinhardtBiréli Lagrène & WDR Big Band Köln2006Album
To Bi Or Not To BiBiréli Lagrène2006Album
Live In ParisBiréli Lagrène, Gipsy Project2005Album
Super Guitar Trio And FriendsAl Di Meola / Larry Coryell / Biréli Lagrène With Special Guests: Chris Carrington / Gumbi Ortiz / Arto Tuncboyaciyan2005Album
Live In ParisBiréli Lagrène2005Album
Dreyfus Night In ParisMarcus Miller, Michel Petrucciani, Biréli Lagrène, Lenny White, Kenny Garrett2003Album
Gipsy Project & FriendsBiréli Lagrène2002Album
Live Jazz à VienneBiréli Lagrène2002Album
Gipsy ProjectBiréli Lagrène2001Album
Front PageFront Page − Biréli Lagrène, Dominique Di Piazza, Dennis Chambers2000Album
Gipsy FeelingJermaine Landsberger Trio, Biréli Lagrène1999Album
A Tribute To Django ReinhardtBiréli Lagrène1999Album
DuetSylvain Luc, Biréli Lagrène1999Album
Blue EyesBiréli Lagrène, Chris Minh Doky, Maurice Vander, André Ceccarelli1998Album
Blue EyesBiréli Lagrène1998Album
My Favorite DjangoBiréli Lagrène1995Album
Live In MarciacBiréli Lagrène, André Ceccarelli, Chris Minh Doky1994Album
ViaggioRichard Galliano - Biréli Lagrène, Pierre Michelot, Charles Bellonzi1993Album
Live At Carnegie Hall "A Tribute To Django Reinhardt"Biréli Lagrène1993Album
Karai-EtéDuo Fenix1992Album
StandardsBiréli Lagrène, André Ceccarelli, Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen1992Album
The Super Guitar Trio And FriendsAl Di Meola, Larry Coryell, Biréli Lagrène1990Album
Acoustic MomentsBiréli Lagrène1990Album
Foreign AffairsBiréli Lagrène1988Album
InfernoBiréli Lagrène1987Album
Stuttgart AriaBiréli Lagrène & Jaco Pastorius1986Album
& Special GuestsBiréli Lagrène, Larry Coryell, Miroslav Vitous1986Album
HighlightsBiréli Lagrène1986Compil.
Django's Music (Volume One)Mike Peters • Bob Wilber • Biréli Lagrène1985Album
Zum TrotzKlaus Wagenleiter, Matthias Buck, Jan Jankeje, Werner Braun1983Album
Down In TownBiréli Lagrène1983Album
15Biréli Lagrène1982Album
Routes To DjangoBiréli Lagrène1980Album
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