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Django Reinhardt - 1937 Vol. 2 (1994)

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Django Reinhardt - 1937 Vol. 2 (1994)

Django Reinhardt - 1937 Vol. 2 (1994)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 236 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 170 MB | Covers (3 MB) included
Genre: Gypsy Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 762)

This volume of the Classics Django Reinhardt chronology was expressly dedicated by the producers to the memory of Philippe Brun, a fine and forceful trumpeter whose primary inspiration was Louis Armstrong. Brun, who passed away in 1994, seems to have recorded regularly with Django and company. In addition to a fascinating version of Larry Clinton's "Whoa Babe" - made famous among jazz fans after Lionel Hampton recorded it with Johnny Hodges and Cootie Williams in April 1937 - Brun's two essays on the blues are honest and subtle, while his "College Stomp" is a fine example of Parisian big-band swing…

Django Reinhardt - In Solitaire: Complete Recordings for Solo Guitar 1937-1950 (2005)

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Django Reinhardt - In Solitaire: Complete Recordings for Solo Guitar 1937-1950 (2005)

Django Reinhardt - In Solitaire: Complete Recordings for Solo Guitar (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 128 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:49:41
Guitar Jazz, Gypsy Jazz, Swing | Label: Definitive | # DRCD 11286

Between dozens of recordings made from 1937 to 1950, legendary French gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt waxed one, maybe two titles of solo guitar per year. Often it was less than that. Sometimes he made them at the request of the producers, who surely heard him warming up and decided to capture on records some of that magic atmosphere. Then Django took his instrument and performed whatever was on his mind: in occasions fully developed solo compositions; another times, instantly made up improvisations. This outstanding CD comprises them all for the first time in chronological order, including some very rare tracks and a recently discovered solo from a radio program as a bonus track.

Django Reinhardt - 1939-1940 (1995)

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Django Reinhardt - 1939-1940 (1995)

Django Reinhardt - 1939-1940 (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 210 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 161 MB | Covers (11 MB) included
Genre: Gypsy Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 813)

In addition to providing a wonderful photograph of Django Reinhardt having his palm read by Edith Piaf, this segment of the guitarist's chronology documents the recordings he participated in during the months leading up to the outbreak of the Second World War. On May 17, 1939, the famous Quintet of the Hot Club of France scrubbed, jogged, and trotted their way around two Tin Pan Alley standards and the Reinhardt/Grappelli original "Hungaria." They also tiptoed delicately through "Japanese Sandman" and took their time relishing the verse section of "Tea for Two." One week later, alto saxophonist Andre Ekyan assembled a jam band involving three seasoned U.S. musicians: Louisiana's Frank "Big Boy" Goudie (usually a reed player, heard here on trumpet)…

Django Reinhardt - 1937-1938 (1994)

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Django Reinhardt - 1937-1938 (1994)

Django Reinhardt - 1937-1938 (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 235 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 169 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Gypsy Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 777)

Here's another in a long line of chronological Reinhardt discs on the Classics label. This time up, more from the Quintet of the Hot Club of France, featuring Reinhardt cohort and violinist Stephane Grappelli, guitarist Roger Chaput, and bassist Louis Vola. Having already cut many sides for the Ultraphone and HMV labels, Reinhardt and company were now recording for Decca; most of these performances were taped in London. Highlights include such Reinhardt and Grappelli staples as "Daphné," "Souvenirs," and "Paris Swing," not to mention fine renditions of "Honeysuckle Rose" and "Sweet Georgia Brown." There are also cuts spotlighting French harmonica great Larry Adler and trumpeter Philippe Brun.

Django Reinhardt - 1934-1935 (1993)

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Django Reinhardt - 1934-1935 (1993)

Django Reinhardt - 1934-1935 (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 292 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 167 MB | Covers (9 MB) included
Genre: Gypsy Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 703)

This first installment in Classics' multi-volume Reinhardt series is a fine place to start your Django collection. Recorded between 1934-1935, the 23 tracks include many of first sides from the Quintet of the Hot Club of France, which Reinhardt formed with frequent cohort and violinist Stephane Grappelli. Cut for the French Ultraphone label, the material includes such top-notch QHCF sides as "I Saw Stars," "I'm Confessin'," and "Dinah." There's also a few numbers Reinhardt cut with the Michel Warlop Orchestra before teaming up with QHCF. And while JSP's Reinhardt discs often beat out many of the Classics titles for sound quality, this early offering ranks as one that stands up just fine.

Django Reinhardt - 1940 (1995)

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Django Reinhardt - 1940 (1995)

Django Reinhardt - 1940 (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 194 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 145 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Gypsy Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 831)

For fans mostly enamored with Reinhardt and Grappelli's vintage Quintet of the Hot Club of France (QHCF) sides from the '30s, this collection of 1940 recordings might not the best disc to get. Reinhardt completists, however, will certainly find plenty here to admire. The start of The War had broken up the original QHCF, as Grappelli opted to pursue a career on England's relatively safe shores and Reinhardt went solo in Paris. This Classics disc finds a Grappelli-less Reinhardt with a new incarnation of the Quintet, plus several cuts where the guitarist is featured in groups led by such other French musical luminaries as trumpeter Hubert Rostaing and tenor saxophonist Noel Chiboust. Reinhardt regulars like trumpeter Philippe Brun and reed player Alix Combelle also make fine solo contributions to this set of both hot swingers and dance band smoothies.

VA - The Best Small Jazz Bands 1936-1955 (2007) 2CDs

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VA - The Best Small Jazz Bands 1936-1955 (2007) 2CDs

VA - The Best Small Jazz Bands 1936-1955 (2007) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 276 Mb | Scans ~ 113 Mb
Label: Frémeaux & Associés | # FA5194 | Time: 02:00:41
Classic Jazz, Early Jazz, Swing, Bop, Jazz-Blues, Rhythm & Blues

During its classic period, jazz saw the emergence of numerous regular small formations which successfully encouraged improvisation, enabling their best soloists a freedom of expression without any of the constraints of a big band. Jacques Morgantini allows us to discover this decisive period in the evolution of Jazz with this 36 tracks CD set featuring a 32 pages booklet.

Django Reinhardt - 1935 (1993)

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Django Reinhardt - 1935 (1993)

Django Reinhardt - 1935 (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 232 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 162 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Gypsy Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 727)

Gathered here are many of the first sides cut by the Quintette du Hot Club de France. Better known maybe as Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli's band, this very original Parisian combo took the energy of early jazz classics sides by Armstrong, Beiderbecke, et al., and infused it with elements from the French chanson tradition and Reinhardt's own gypsy heritage. Beyond their unique guitar and violin repartee, though, Reinhardt and Grappelli could match - and even surpass - the improvised swing forged by their stateside contemporaries, a feat rarely achieved in the early days of European jazz. With the quality of these maiden QHCF sides, then, the pickings are plentiful. Alongside other finely remastered collections on JSP and Affinity, this and many other Classics volumes in the label's strict chronological series will probably be best appreciated by completists rather than survey-seeking newcomers. That said, the 22 tracks here contain some top performances, including such QHCF standouts as "You and the Night and the Music," "Ultrafox," and "Avalon." Also to be found are a some innocuous vocals by Jerry Mengo, a few cuts manned by New Orleans native and multi-instrumentalist Frank "Big Boy" Goudie, and plenty of Reinhardt and Grappelli's incredible playing. A nice addition to an already healthy catalog.

Django Reinhardt - 1937 (1994)

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Django Reinhardt - 1937 (1994)

Django Reinhardt - 1937 (1994)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 238 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 160 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Gypsy Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 748)

Django Reinhardt's legacy of great jazz records is so vast that some may feel intimidated by the sheer volume of material. Where to begin? What's the best? Did he ever make "bad" recordings? All of these questions quickly dissipate when the music itself starts to roll. Most of Django's music is delightful, which explains his continued popularity many years after his untimely death. It just so happens that this volume in the Reinhardt chronology is an excellent place to dive in. The year 1937 was a great one for jazz, both in the U.S. and in Europe, where this music was flourishing in a collective atmosphere of ethnic diversity not unlike that which had fueled its birth and development in the social cauldrons of Chicago, New Orleans, St. Louis, Kansas City and New York…

Django Reinhardt - Nuits de Saint-Germain-des-Prés [Recorded 1951-1953] (2007)

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Django Reinhardt - Nuits de Saint-Germain-des-Prés [Recorded 1951-1953] (2007)

Django Reinhardt - Nuits de Saint-Germain-des-Pres [Recorded 1951-1953] (2007)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 172 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 91 MB | Covers (4 MB) included
Genre: Gypsy Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (06024984205546)

The Gitanes label has taken it upon itself to reissue on CD some of the late work of gypsy jazz giant Django Reinhardt. The tracks that make up Nuits de Saint-Germain des-Prés come from three Decca sessions dating from May of 1951 to January 1953, the final year of his life. The title comes from the reopening of the infamous club Saint-Germain des-Prés, whose reopening coincided with Reinhardt showing off his bop chops to a host of notable American jazzmen, including Benny Carter, Roy Eldridge, Charlie Parker, Don Byas, and others. The bands on all of these sessions are comprised of Young Turks, most notably a youthful Pierre Michelot on bass. The other constants are drummer Pierre Lemarchand and Hubert Fol on clarinets and saxophone; the latter's brother Raymond is the pianist on two of these sessions…

Django Reinhardt - All that Jazz, Vol. 127: Django Reinhardt & Friends Hot Club Memories (2020 Remaster) (2020)

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Django Reinhardt - All that Jazz, Vol. 127: Django Reinhardt & Friends Hot Club Memories (2020 Remaster) (2020)

Django Reinhardt - All that Jazz, Vol. 127: Django Reinhardt & Friends Hot Club Memories (2020 Remaster) (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:11:15 | 291 Mb
Genre: Jazz / Label: Jube Legends

Reinhardt's most popular compositions have become standards within gypsy jazz, including "Minor Swing", "Daphne", "Belleville", "Djangology", "Swing '42", and "Nuages". Jazz guitarist Frank Vignola claims that nearly every major popular-music guitarist in the world has been influenced by Reinhardt. Over the last few decades, annual Django festivals have been held throughout Europe and the U.S., and a biography has been written about his life. In February 2017, the Berlin International Film Festival held the world premiere of the French film Django.

Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli With The Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France: The Ultimate Collection (2008)

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Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli With The Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France: The Ultimate Collection (2008)

Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli With The Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France
- The Ultimate Collection (2008) 2 CDs

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 502 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 354 Mb | Scans included
Label: Not Now Music | # NOT2CD251 | Time: 02:22:45
Early Jazz, Swing, Gypsy Jazz, Guitar Jazz

Guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli hold unique places in the history of jazz music. As the mainstays of the Quintet of The Hot Club Of France, they are the first European musicians to directly influence what was in their heyday a completely American-based genre. The tracks on this compilation have been digitally re-mastered and feature all their biggest tunes.

Django Reinhardt - Swing From Paris [Recorded 1935-1939] (2000)

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Django Reinhardt - Swing From Paris [Recorded 1935-1939] (2000)

Django Reinhardt - Swing From Paris [Recorded 1935-1939] (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 178 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 106 MB | Covers - 28 MB
Genre: Gypsy Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (159 853-2)

Inaugurated back in autumn 2000, the Jazz in Paris collection has marked the past decade as a reference in the French capital's jazz recordings. Thanks to the unrivalled quality of the albums it features, the series provides a complete panorama of Parisian jazz from the 30s to the 70s.

Django Reinhardt - The Classic Early Recordings [Recorded 1934-1939, 5CD Box Set] (2008)

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Django Reinhardt - The Classic Early Recordings [Recorded 1934-1939, 5CD Box Set] (2008)

Django Reinhardt - The Classic Early Recordings [Recorded 1934-1939, 5CD Box Set] (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 1,06 GB | Covers - 67 MB
Genre: Gypsy Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: JSP Records (JSP901)

This five-disc box collects Reinhardt's first 124 recordings between 1934-1939. Curiously enough, these sides aren't chronological. Rather, while each disc's featured sessions are presented mostly chronologically, the discs themselves are rather awkwardly sequenced, with different discs covering different years in a seemingly random order. That doesn't really detract from the set's appeal, however, as this music is terrific no matter how it's presented. If there is a flaw, it's that the remastering isn't nearly as superb as the fawning front-cover quotation would lead one to believe. To his credit, however, Kendall admits that he has attempted no "enhancement" of the sound, but has instead concentrated on clearing away much of the audio rubble. His work is, in fact, generally excellent - especially on the later sides, many of which are virtually devoid of hiss…

Django Reinhardt - Django Plays Standards [Recorded 1934-1937] (1997) [Japanese Edition]

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Django Reinhardt - Django Plays Standards [Recorded 1934-1937] (1997) [Japanese Edition]

Django Reinhardt - Django Plays Standards [Recorded 1934-1937] (1997) [Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 169 MB | Covers - 69 MB
Genre: Gypsy Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: BMG (BVCJ-7461)

Django Reinhardt was the first hugely influential jazz figure to emerge from Europe - and he remains the most influential European to this day, with possible competition from Joe Zawinul, George Shearing, John McLaughlin, his old cohort Stephane Grappelli and a bare handful of others. A free-spirited gypsy, Reinhardt wasn't the most reliable person in the world, frequently wandering off into the countryside on a whim. Yet Reinhardt came up with a unique way of propelling the humble acoustic guitar into the front line of a jazz combo in the days before amplification became widespread…