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Coquette - Bireli Lagrene 2002

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boberwig

bob erwig

Coquette - Bireli Lagrene 1936

One of my favourite recorded songs is the tune Coquette as done in 1936 by trumpeter Bill Coleman with an all French cast of musicians. I’m not sure if the guitarist was Django Reinhart but I notice that today’s top gypsy playing guitarist Bireli Lagrene has used this as his opening tune at his 2002 Sienne France Jazz Festival concert. Sienne is some 15 km south of Lyon. Some 8000 people attended this event. American Bill Coleman would have loved to be there if still alive.
Next to Bireli on solo guitar we also hear Florin Niculesco violin, Hone Winterstein rhythm guitar and Diego Imbert bass