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Django lives

In his centennial year, Reinhardt's gypsy jazz takes center stage

Django Reinhardt This file photo taken in 1945 shows legendary jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt playing in a room in Paris as an unidentified woman looks on. (AP / Getty Images / File 1945)
By Andrew Gilbert
Globe Correspondent / April 2, 2010

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He was a guitarist with such awesome, inexplicable technique that he left his peers with jaws agape, ready to abandon their instruments. Acclaimed as an innovator of a quintessentially American style, he first found fame in Europe. And since his premature death, his legend has grown exponentially along with his recorded legacy, with more of his music available today than ... (Full article: 941 words)

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