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15 July- Django Drom

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Didier Lockwood is unarguably among the handful of top jazz violinists in the world.

He’s appearing with Bireli Lagrene in Django Drom at the Barbican on July 15th.

When I hear the name of Didier Lockwood, it presses the nostalgia button. I spent a year in the 1970’s working in Paris. A film came out called Les Valseuses (sure, it means female waltzers but also has another meaning ) featuring Gerard Depardieu, an astonishing actor who died young, Patrick Dewaere and Miou-Miou.

It’s a film about lawlessness, and gender-wise it’s off-the-scale politically incorrect. But it does have a great theme tune, which Lockwood used as the first number in a Grappelli tribute album.

FOR MORE DETAILS OF THE BARBICAN SHOW, CHECK OUT THIS ONE MINUTE VIDEO

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