Django: A Life on the Move
Improvisation No3, Liberchies, 1943

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Django Reinhardt 10

Despite his fame, Reinhardt became increasingly nervous as rumours spread concerning the planned fate of the Roma under Nazi rule. When Naguine became pregnant with their first child, they decided the safest course of action was to get married. Django had to return to his birthplace, the windswept Belgian village of Liberchies, to have his lost birth certificate reissued. (MD p.182)

Improvisation No3 [OSW329-2] was one of a small number of solo recordings Reinhardt made. Complex and melancholic, with a nod towards flamenco guitar, this was the type of improvised melody he would while away time alone with.