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A DAY OF 1953

It is an evening of 1953, sitting on a bench facing the river, on the banks of Samois-sur-Seine, Django has left this earth, a victim of an illness caused by a long walk and a sun too bright. He had adopted the village of Seine-et-Marne and the hostel Fernand Loisy (“Chez Fernand”) where he became the friend lived in a small house near the Seine and playing billiards at the Cafe de la Place village … Since it is based, with part of his family, the last party prematurely, our friend Babik, in the cemetery where his grave is Samois always flowers. In spring 1968, the Association of Friends Samois decided to pay a solemn tribute to the guitarist internationally recognized as a genius who would become the master of gypsy jazz, combining tradition and modernity. A sumptuous platter artist was echoing the sounds of strings and brass in the beautiful “Island of the Cradle. ” This tribute was to be repeated every 5 years until 1978. Then, a Django Reinhardt Festival Association had been created, the event became annual, and “Guitar in human voice, which, according to Cocteau, was extinguished, but never forgotten, began to revive.

THEY PLAYED IN SAMOIS…

Between 1968 and 2015, the Isle of Berceau allowed (almost) everything jazz

Chet BAKER – Art FARMER – Toots THIELEMANS – Harold SINGER -Manu DIBANGO – Sacha DISTEL – Matelot FERRET – LA VELLE – Antoine HERVE – Gilbert LEROUX – Martial SOLAL – Maurice VANDER – Georges ARVANITAS – Biréli LAGRENE – Marc DUCRET – Michel LEGRAND – SIXUN – Joe TURNER – Michel GRAILLIER – Aldo ROMANO – Svend ASMUSSEN – Bob VATEL – André PERSIANY – Jean BONAL – Babik REINHARDT – Jo PRIVAT – Jean-Claude FOHRENBACH – René URTREGER – Christian ESCOUDE – Boulou FERRE – Elios FERRE – Marcia MARIA – Dee Dee BRIDGEWATER – Barney WILEN – Johnny GRIFFIN – Didier LOCKWOOD – Stéphane GRAPPELLI – Bill COLMAN -Clark TERRY – Michel PETRUCCIANI – Elisabeth CAUMONT – Claude TESSIENDIER – Eddy LOUISS – Laurent CUGNY – Philippe CATHERINE – Marcel AZZOLA – Sugar BLUE – Gary POTTER – Louis WINSBERG – Manda DJINN – John MC LAUGHLIN – Georges ROBERT – Tom HARRELL – Barney KESSEL – Stochelo ROSENBERG – Guy LAFITTE – Jacky TERRASSON – Art BLACKEY – Martin TAYLOR – Betty CARTER – John SCOFIELD – Dave VALENTIN – Challain FERRET – René MAILHES – Patrick SAUSSOIS – David REINHARDT – ROMANE – Stan LAFFERRIERE – Hervé SELLIN – Sylvain BEUF – Joe LOVANO – Marc JOHNSON -Bill STEWART – Dominique PIFARELY – Tania MARIA – Alby CULLAZ – NGUYENLE – Maurice FERRET – Josef POUVILLE – Paul Challain FERRET – Phil WOODS – Liz MAC COMB – Turk MAURO – Arturo SANDOVAL – Jean-Jacques MILTEAU – Jimmy GOURLEY – André CECCARELLI – James MMODY – Eddie DANIELS – Laurent DE WILDE – Michèle HENDRICKS – Jim HALL – Larry GOLDINGS – Simon GOUBERT – Steve COLEMAN – John PIZZARELLI – Alfredo RODRIGUEZ – Florin NICULESCU – T.S. MONK – Lucky PETERSON – Tchavolo SCHMIDT – Ray BARRETTO – Kenny BARRON – Jimmy JOHNSON – Baden POWELL – Angelo DEBARRE – MORENO – Mario CANONGE – Gonzalo RUBALCABA – Jean-Michel KADJAN – Jacques VIDAL – Raphaël FAYS – Benny GOLSON – Richard GALLIANO – Kazumi WATANABE – David LINKS – Enrico PIERANUNZI – Nat ADDERLEY – Melvin TAYLOR – Orlando VALLE – Jim NICHOLS – Martin WEISS – Léo SLAB – Ronald BAKER – François THEBERGE – Julien LOURAU – Dany DORIZ – Oscar VALDES – Manuel ROCHEMAN – Paul BOLLENBACK – Gianni BASSO – Larry CORYELL – Stefano DI BATTISTA – Kussy WEISS – CAPTAIN MERCIER – Luluk PURWANTO – Maurizio GERI – Mont ALEXANDER – Sylvain LUC – Michel HERR – Haens’Che WEISS – Frédéric MANOUKIAN – DE PIOTTO’S – Anne DUCROS – Teddy EDWARDS – Beverly Jo SCOTT – Robin NOLAN – Samson SCHMITT – Alain JEAN MARIE – Daniel KRAMER – Pierre-Yves SORIN – Ricardo DEL FRA – Flavio BOLTRO – SANSEVERINO – Michel PASTRE – Boban MARKOVIC – Rhoda SCOTT – Emmanuel BEX – Yorgui LOEFFLER – Eric LE LANN – Janne ERSSON – Florence FOURCADE – Ninie GARCIA – Chucho VALDES – Archie SHEPP – Scott HAMILTON – Stacey KENT – Fapy LAFERTIN – Coco BRIAVAL – TARAF DE HAIDOUK – Stéphane BELMONDO – Daniel GIVONE – Goran BREGOVIC – Thomas DUTRONC – Robin MCKELLE – Pierrick PEDRON – Eric LEGNINI – Tchavolo SCHMITT – Andreas OBERG – Avishai COHEN – Ludovic BEIER – Dorado SCHMITT – CARAVAN PALACE – Didier LOCKWOOD – Pat MARTINO – Fred PALLEM – Tigran HAMASYAN – Adrien MOIGNARD – Costel NITESCU – Sébastien GIGNIAUX – Diego EL CIGALA – SHANTEL – NORIG – Evan CHRISTOPHER – Rocky GRESSET – Yuri BUENAVENTURA – Paco DE LUCIA – James CARTER – les doigts de l’homme – Erik TRUFFAZ – Roberto FONSECA – Mike STERN – Richard BONA – Sébastien GINIAUX – Dr JOHN – Youn Sun NAH – YOM -Al Di Meola – Gonzalo BERGARA – China MOSES – Raphael GUALAZZI – George BENSON – Cécile McLorin SALVANT – Kellylee EVANS – Jon BATISTE – Marcus MILLER – Jamie CULLUM – Marcus MILLER – David KRAKAUER – James CARTER – Shai Maetro – Pat METHENY – Thomas DUTRONC – The Gipsy Kings – Ibrahim MAALOUF – Gregory PORTER – Kamasi WASHINGTON…

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