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Henri Crolla - Le Long Des Rues [Recorded 1956-1960] (2009)

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Henri Crolla - Le Long Des Rues [Recorded 1956-1960] (2009)

Henri Crolla - Le Long Des Rues [Recorded 1956-1960] (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 525 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 264 MB | Covers - 11 MB
Genre: Guitar Jazz, Easy Listening, Gypsy Jazz | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music France (531 210-0)

Henri Crolla (1920-1960) was an Italian jazz guitarist and film composer. Born in Naples, Campania, Italy, to a family of itinerant Neapolitan musicians, he moved with his family to Porte de Choisy in France in 1922 following the rise of fascism in Italy. One of his neighbours was a young Django Reinhardt, with whose family he became close. He also put to music many poems from Prévert's Paroles with Joseph Kosma.

Stéphane Grappelli - The Nearness Of You (1955) [Reissue 2008]

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Stéphane Grappelli - The Nearness Of You (1955) [Reissue 2008]

Stephane Grappelli - The Nearness Of You (1955) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 183 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 77 MB | Covers - 25 MB
Genre: Gypsy Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music France (530 535-3)

"The man who was Django’s prestigious partner in the first, immortal Quintette du H.C.F. has made an appearance (on wax) for Barclay with a series of recordings in which you can rediscover his pretty sound and abundant, easy ideas; in a word, his style which, though with less of a bite than before, has lost none of its grace." Those were the first lines of the review that a certain Michel Delaroche (in fact Boris Vian) wrote for the November 1955 issue of Jazz Hot; the subject was this album, the first that Stéphane Grappelli ("Grappelly" at the time) had made on violin under his own name since he'd left England.
The violinist had celebrated his definitive return to France at the Club Saint-Germain on the night of April 25th 1954; he would appear there on and off for the next seven years…

Meritum - Szcz (2006) {Lado ABC}

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Meritum - Szcz (2006) {Lado ABC}

Meritum - Szcz (2006) {Lado ABC}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 350 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 137 mb
Genre: gypsy jazz, zydeco, dixieland, contemporary jazz

Szcz is a 2006 recording by Polish band Meritum, lead by Paweł Szamburski. This was put out by the fine folks at Lado ABC.

Texas Gypsies - Retro Deco Baby (2013)

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Texas Gypsies - Retro Deco Baby (2013)

Texas Gypsies - Retro Deco Baby (2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 420 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 159 Mb
Full Scans | 00:59:12 | RAR 5% Recovery
Retro Swing, Gypsy Jazz | Steve Curry / Twig Records #822371149412

The Award winning Texas Gypsies compose and perform original and classic music influenced by the Vintage Jazzy Swingin cool hep cat sounds of the 20's-30's, along with a taste of it's sister sound, Western Swing, and a mix of Gypsy Jazz magic sprinkled over the top! The band mixes passionate violin, heartfelt vocals, a blazing horn section, rocking swingin guitars, slappin upright bass, virtuoso clarinet, and retro style drumming to harmoniously create their own unique, fun and artistic sound! This new CD's has many new and fresh sounding originals such as the Jump Blues/Rockabilly influence "Retro Deco Baby", the Vintage but almost pop like "Lights Up The Sun" and the Western style tribute to Bob Wills and Django Reinhardt track "DjangoBob"…

Marcel Loeffler - Around Gus (2010)

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Marcel Loeffler - Around Gus (2010)

Marcel Loeffler - Around Gus (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 289 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 122 MB | Covers - 19 MB
Genre: Gypsy Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Dreyfus Jazz (FDM 46050 369542)

"Around Gus" is a title full of eloquence: it is of course a tribute, but not an usual one: talent is more than necessary to salute Gus Viseur in one phrase: the Django Reinhardt of the Accordion. A little bit shy, Marcel Loeffler has realized an incredible album full of radiance, and poetry including not only Viseur's compositions but also original works. Marcel Loeffler has also lived the accordion return in Jazz, the famous "Jazz Musette" after a couple of years of purgatory. He has been one of the first musicians to bring it back to swing with his partners, his gypsy "family", the one of Biréli Lagrène, Mandino Reinhardt, Yorgui Loeffler among others. Interpreting Viseur with an incredible authority, the one of a peaceful genious, a great distiller of poetry, it is Marcel Loeffler trademark. Far away from the usual interpretation, devoid of soul and which used to combine the Accordion with submachines full of notes.

Frédéric Belinsky - Swing Tzigane (2005)

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Frédéric Belinsky - Swing Tzigane (2005)

Frederic Belinsky - Swing Tzigane (2005)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 232 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 122 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Gypsy Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Frémeaux & Associés (LLL312)

A descendent of the great literary critic Vissarion Belinsky, grandson of the famous classical pianist Valia Belinsky and the gypsy violinist Stephan Brotescou, Frederic Belinsky was born on August 25th, 1974. He began to study guitar at the age of 9 in the Russian Conservatory of Paris, then that of Boulogne, and graduated with a silver prize in 1997 from the National Conservatory of Paris. During his 15 years of classical guitar, he has not limited himself to this style of music, but also turns to jazz under the influence of the greatest jazz musicians including Django Reinhardt, Barney Kessel, Wes Montgomery, Tal Farlow. But his music preferences are not limited by the style of Django Reinhardt. Frederic, captivated by the musicality and infinite possibilities of improvisation, also interprets American standards, and his own variations of Russian Songs creating a new musical style - the Swing Slave.

Stephane Grappelli - 1935-1940 (1993)

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Stephane Grappelli - 1935-1940 (1993)

Stéphane Grappelly - 1935-1940 (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 217 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 155 MB | Covers (5 MB) included
Genre: Gypsy Jazz, Swing | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Classics Records (CLASSICS 708)

This Classics CD has all of the recordings made under violinist Stephane Grappelli's name during the 1935-1940 period. The earlier selections (with his Hot Four) match his violin with Django Reinhardt's guitar in what was essentially the Quintet of the Hot Club of France. There are also nine duets with Reinhardt; a couple find Grappelli switching to piano. The set concludes in 1940 with Grappelli (in London) leading an octet on two numbers that also feature the young pianist George Shearing.

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.

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…