Jazz guitarist and composer (1910–1953) who invented an entirely new style of jazz guitar technique, sometimes called 'hot' jazz guitar. Very scarce vintage glossy 3.5 x 5.25 deckle-edge French postcard photo of Reinhardt with a cigarette in his mouth, signed and inscribed in blue ink “Pour Gaston Criel, D. Reinhardt.” Light contrast to portions of signature and inscription, some light brushes and irregular adhesion to signature and inscription, scattered light creases and surface marks, and mounting remnants to reverse, otherwise very good condition. Reinhardt is extremely uncommon, particularly in signed photos. Originating from the collection of Gaston Criel, the noted French poet, writer and jazz enthusiast in Paris's famed St. Germain des Pres jazz scene.
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