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Christian Escoude

Christian Escoudé is born in 1947. His father, gypsy and guitarist, plays in the popular dances of the region. His father has boundless passion for Django Reinhardt that he passes on to his son and introduces him to the guitar at the age 10. Five year later Christian begins a musician's career.

Christian Escoudé is part of a small jazz guitarist's familly coming out from the Manouche circle: Thus, he built up his own guitar style, a mix of be-bop approach widely tinged with Tzigane influence. He demonstrate a great melodic feeling, using “gypsy” inflexions , such as vibrato and portamento, hot runs and a large, profound sound. He distinguishes itself by the quite personal way it uses arpeggios on the systems semitone / tone.

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