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Django Reinhardt was the first European Jazz musician to influence musicians back in the United States. He was born Jan 23, 1910 in Belgium, and grew up in a Gypsy camp near Paris. His Gypsy upbringing was heavily influential on his playing style, which was very unique and groundbreaking. Throughout his life he was constantly breaking new ground, always ahead of the pack. In addition to his huge pre-WWII influence on Jazz guitar he was one of the first musicians to develop Bop Jazz. This album features recordings that were made in 1947 with the reformed Quintette Of The Hot Club Of France. On these recordings Django is playing with a more traditional band, as opposed to the all string group he was playing with before WWII. The difference in instruments found on this record gives a different feel to the music, although it is still distinctly Django.