Discover New Music

Last.fm is a music discovery service that gives you personalised recommendations based on the music you play.

Start your Last.fm profile Close window

Biréli Lagrène

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Biography

Biréli Lagrène was born on the September 4, 1966 in Soufflenheim, (Lower-Rhin) in a traditional Gypsy family and community. He started playing the guitar at the age of four. When, at the age of eight, he recovered Django Reinhardt’s repertoire, his relatives were already calling him a child prodigy. Winning a Gypsy music festival (in Strasbourg) at the age of twelve gave him the opportunity to tour in Germany and later on, to record his live performance on the double LP Route to Django. Being offered a chance to leave for the United States, he met the greatest jazz musicians of the international scene such as Stéphane Grappelli, Benny Goodman, Benny Carter… In 1984, he met Larry Coryell in New-York. Later on, he was introduced to bassist Jaco Pastorius and ventured with him in the fusion jazz style. Together, they toured Europe, which contributed a great deal to Bireli’s musical emancipation. Returning to a more traditional style, Bireli recorded Gypsy Project and Gipsy Project and Friends in 2001.

Videos

Top Albums

Listening Trend

59,334listeners all time
588,484scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Start scrobbling and track your listening history

Last.fm users scrobble the music they play in iTunes, Spotify, Rdio and over 200 other music players.

Create a Last.fm profile

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.

Listening Now

Top Listeners