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Bireli Lagrene - Swing '81 (1981) {Jazzpoint}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 20, 2015
Bireli Lagrene - Swing '81 (1981) {Jazzpoint}

Bireli Lagrene - Swing '81 (1981) {Jazzpoint}
EAC 1.0b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 258MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Swing

Guitarist Bireli Lagrene spent his teenage years sounding very close in style to Django Reinhardt. For this German import, his second recording, the 14-year old romps in Djangoish fashion on such tunes as "Djangology," "Lady Be Good" and "Nuages" but also was starting to show some individuality on his own originals. Most of the selections are performed with one or two rhythm guitarists and a bassist, all Europeans. Lagrene has since grown as a player; if only he had had the opportunity this early to record with violinist Stephane Grappelli before his own style changed.

Bireli Lagrene & Gipsy Project - Live In Paris (2005)  Music

Posted by robi62 at Dec. 23, 2016
Bireli Lagrene & Gipsy Project - Live In Paris (2005)

Bireli Lagrene & Gipsy Project - Live In Paris (2005)
Video: PAL, MPEG-2 at 4 016 kb/s, 720 x 576 at 25.000 fps | Audio: AC-3 2 channels at 224 kb/s, 48.0 kHz
Genre: Jazz, Gypsy | Label: Dreyfus Jazz | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 16 May 2005 | Runtime: 121 min. | 4,04GB (DVD5)
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

When Biréli Lagrène's Routes to Django: Live was issued in 1980, the 13-year-old jazz guitarist was immediately praised by critics as a protégé of Django Reinhardt. He had already won a prize in a festival at Strasbourg in 1978, and his appearance at a Gypsy festival was broadcast on television.
Didier Lockwood trio invite Bireli Lagrene - Jazz sous les Pommiers 2015 [HDTV 720p]

Didier Lockwood trio invite Bireli Lagrene - Jazz sous les Pommiers 2015 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), 5.1 mbps, 25 fps | MP2 192 kbps, stereo | 00:57:33 | 2.3 GB
Jazz, Gipsy Swing | Mezzo HD | HDTV->TS

Didier Lockwood features Biréli Lagrène and guests at Jazz sous les Pommiers, May 08, 2015.

Bireli Lagrene - Standards (1992)  Music

Posted by mark70 at July 24, 2016
Bireli Lagrene - Standards (1992)

Bireli Lagrene - Standards (1992)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log | Artwork | 69:14 min | 359 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Blue Note #908708

This is one of guitarist Bireli Lagrene's better jazz albums of the 1990s. By this time he had pretty much discarded his original Django Reinhardt influence (even on "Nuages" he sounds nothing like Reinhardt) and he took time off from playing rock to perform a dozen familiar standards with bassist Niels Pedersen and drummer Andre Ceccarelli. Lagrene's technique had been admirable from the start and on this studio session his own musical personality was allowed to come to the surface. Highlights include "Softly as in a Morning Sunrise," "Autumn Leaves," "Donna Lee" and "Ornithology."
Stanley Clarke / Bireli Lagrene / Jean-Luc Ponty - D-Stringz (2015) {Impulse}

Stanley Clarke / Bireli Lagrene / Jean-Luc Ponty - D-Stringz (2015) {Impulse}
EAC 1.1 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 299MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Jazz, Fusion

The occasion for this trio to work together was a 2010 concert that celebrated violinist Jean-Luc Ponty's 50th anniversary as a recording artist. Both the violinist and Stanley Clarke had collaborated before (a previous electric trio set with Al Di Meola, the Rite Of Strings was issued in 1995), but neither had collaborated with French jazz guitarist Bireli Lagrene prior to that evening. In playing for a mere 20 minutes, they created the impetus for D-Stringz – though it took two years for them to clear their schedules and get into a Brussels studio. These ten tunes are an assortment of standards and originals. The album is an acoustic, straight-ahead date that employs flawless swinging bop and post-bop, as well as 21st century takes on gypsy and soul-jazz and funk.
Stanley Clarke, Bireli Lagrène & Jean-Luc Ponty - D-Stringz (2015)

Stanley Clarke, Bireli Lagrène & Jean-Luc Ponty - D-Stringz (2015)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 51:22 min | 119 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Impulse!

Unalloyed felicity is the best way to describe D-STRINGZ, the new disc by the cooperative trio of violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, bassist Stanley Clarke, and guitarist Biréli Lagrène. These three distinctive titans consolidate their singular voices while exploring vast stylistic idioms within jazz s expansive realm, resulting in a cohesive sound that plays to the strength of each individual s virtuosity and more importantly their keen sense of musical interactivity.
Richard Galliano, Bireli Lagrene, Didier Lockwood - Montreux Jazz Festival 2014 [HDTV 720p]

Richard Galliano, Bireli Lagrene, Didier Lockwood - Montreux Jazz Festival 2014 [HDTV 720p]
AVC, 1280x720p (16:9), 9.9 mbps, 50 fps | AC3 448 kbps, 2 ch | 00:50:16 | 3.6 GB
Jazz, Fusion | RSI LA 2HD | HDTV->TS

Three French Jazz virtuosos, Richard Galliano, Biréli Lagrène, and Didier Lockwood perform at Montreux Jazz Festival 2014, Auditorium Stravinski, July 20, 2014.

Bireli Lagrene - Fifteen (1982)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at Jan. 30, 2015
Bireli Lagrene - Fifteen (1982)

Bireli Lagrene - Fifteen (1982)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 11 Tracks | 38:05 | 90,45 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Polygram

Recorded shortly before his playing began to change, this Antilles release features guitarist Bireli Lagrene at the age of 15 jamming in the difficult-to-duplicate style of Django Reinhardt. Lagrene, who was one of the best Reinhardt soundalikes ever, is featured in small groups with other Europeans and sounds at his early best on "Sweet Georgia Brown," "Dark Eyes," "Blues for Bireli" and "I Can't Give You Anything but Love." It is a pity that Lagrene (who is so brilliant in this context) does not play this way very often anymore.

Bireli Lagrene - My Favorite Django (1995)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at Dec. 22, 2014
Bireli Lagrene - My Favorite Django (1995)

Bireli Lagrene - My Favorite Django (1995)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 11 Tracks | 52:17 | 118 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Dreyfus Jazz

My Favorite Django is a sincere and respectful homage from a guitarist at the absolute top of his form, surrounded by equally high-ranking musicians. Listening to Django’s nine tunes reprised, one by Joseph Kosma as well one by Bireli himself (modestly entitled Solo), it is easy to say that the famous gypsy guitarist would play something like this today – just like Django’s son, Babik – to whom the disc is dedicated – said in a recent interview, “If my father were still alive, I am sure he would enjoy playing the guitar synthesiser.” This is for anyone who might think that Bireli Lagrène is ‘betraying’ the spirit of Reinhardt’s iconic compositions.

Bireli Lagrene - Inferno (1987)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at Dec. 18, 2014
Bireli Lagrene - Inferno (1987)

Bireli Lagrene - Inferno (1987)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 8 Tracks | 39:12 | 91,20 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Blue Note / Capitol

Fans of guitarist Bireli Lagrene's early work probably will not care for this often passionate CD. Lagrene, who had switched from swing to fusion a few years earlier (and from acoustic guitar to electric), mostly roars throughout seven of his originals (plus Django Reinhardt's "Incertitude"), jamming with tenor saxophonist Bill Evans, keyboardist Clifford Carter, electric bassist Victor Bailey, percussionist Café and one of four drummers. The music is well-played but not all that memorable; none of the original themes were destined to catch on.