Review of new book on Django Reinhardt
, the man who virtually invented French jazz.
"With his long-overdue biography, "Django: The Life and Music of a Gypsy Legend," author Michael Dregni has given us Reinhardt the man -- rascal, scoundrel, transcendent improviser, failed human being."
The Life and Music of
a Gypsy Legend
By Michael Dregni
OXFORD UNIVERSITY; 326 PAGES; $35