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Diz Disley


b. William C. Disley, 27 Might 1931, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Disley was raised in Wales as well as the north of Britain, where he discovered to try out banjo, switching to electric guitar at age 14 when he noticed Django Reinhardt. Among his first jazz gigs was an interval using the Yorkshire Jazz Music group. Within the 50s he resided in London, functioning as a paper cartoonist and playing in a number of bands. Although some of Disley’s engagements within the 50s and 60s had been with traditional rings, he also performed skiffle and folk music. Wanting to restore the area of the classical guitar when confronted with the pop-scene successes of its electrical counterpart, he steadily developed a considerable reputation as a respected mainstream guitarist. In the first 70s Disley started a successful association with Stéphane Grappelli, persuading the organizers from the Cambridge Folk Celebration to reserve the violinist. Using the group curved out by guitarist Denny Wright, who got caused Grappelli in 1944, these were a huge achievement and Grappelli’s resurgence was guaranteed. Later on, Disley added Len Skeat and continuing to accompany the violinist on a few of the most unforgettable occasions of his profession comeback. On / off, Disley was with Grappelli for approximately a decade, an interval which also noticed record classes with Teresa Brewer among others, and trips of Australia, European countries and the united states. Undoubtedly, Disley’s severe business feeling, allied to his impeccable musical flavor and commitment to Reinhardt was a key point within the renewal of Grappelli’s profession. Subsequently, Disley shaped his personal group that worked well mainly in London with the 80s. He is constantly on the play, getting wit and invention, allied for an immediate unflagging swing to all or any his sessions.

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Full Name Diz Disley
Date Of Birth May 27, 1931
Died March 22, 2010, Hampstead, United Kingdom
Profession Jazz guitarist
Education Leeds Arts University
Music Songs San Fransico Bay Blues, Shine, Crying The Blues, Swing 39, Burnadette's Blues, Angry, I Saw Stars, Sweet Sue - Just You, Sweet Georgia Brown, Trouble in Mind, Sweet Sue, Dinette, Avalon, Crazy Rhythm, Undecided, I Found a New Baby, Viper's Dream, Three Little Words, Careless Love, Hot Lips, Make Me a Pallet on the Floor, Backwater Blues, Out Of Nowhere, Frankie and Johnny, Oui, Sheik of Araby, Dinah, Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea, When I've Been Drinking, Honeysuckle Rose, Georgia On My Mind, Minor Swing
Albums Blues in the Backyard, Violinspiration, Live at Corby Festival Hall, May, 1975, Diz Disley & His String Quintent, At the White Bear
Movies Stéphane Grappelli: A Life in the Jazz Century, Stéphane Grappelli: Live in San Francisco

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1 Canadian/British jazz guitarist and graphic designer. He is best known for his collaborations with the violinist Stéphane Grappelli.



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