Mondine Garcia

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Mondine Garcia (1936 – December 29, 2010)[1] was a French, Parisian guitarist who specialized in playing traditional French gypsy jazz.

Career[edit]

The father of guitarist Ninine Garcia, Mondine Garcia had a long, highly respected career in France as a notable part of the second generation of gypsy guitarists after Django Reinhardt. He often performed at the same venues and festivals alongside such contemporaries as Moreno Winterstein, Dorado Schmitt and Marcel Campion, and is succeeded by such “third generation” players as Angelo Debarre. His regular venue was La Chope des puces at Porte de Clignancourt on rue Des Rosiers, Saint-Ouen.[2] One of his last festival appearances was at the Festival Jazz Muzette.[3]

Guitar[edit]

Garcia played for decades on a guitare Favino, fitted with a Stimer S.51 held on by packing tape, the string action “adjusted” by a folded wad of paper beneath the bridge.[4]

Partial discography[edit]

  • Les Enfants de Django – (1993)
  • Les Manouches de Saint Ouen – avec Ninine Garcia (2007)

Film appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Django Reinhardt and the Illustrated History of Gypsy Jazz - Michael Dregni, Alain Antonietto, Anne Legrand
  2. ^ http://translate.google.ca/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://www.lachopedespuces.fr/default.html&ei=LT0eTZWdDcmXnAeQs9j9BQ&sa=X&oi=translate&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CDkQ7gEwBAprev=/search%3Fq%3Dmarcel%2Bcampion%2Bmundine%2Bgarcia%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1280%26bih%3D672%26prmd%3Divnso
  3. ^ http://www.festivaldespuces.com/
  4. ^ Django Reinhardt and the Illustrated History of Gypsy Jazz - Michael Dregni, Alain Antonietto, Anne Legrand

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