11 Jan 2014

Django Reinhardt: Guitar Hero - Part 1

From Django Reinhardt - Guitar Hero, 1:00 pm on 11 January 2014
Django Rheinhardt

Django Rheinhardt Photo: WP Gottlieb Public Domain

Steve Danby introduces Django Reinhardt, a man he describes as a 'temperamental prima donna', whose wife would carry him through the mud of the gypsy camp in which they lived, so that Reinhardt wouldn't dirty his shoes on his way to work. Danby argues that Reinhardt's exceptional playing make him one of the most likely jazz instrumentalists to enjoy long-term fame.

Music Details

ANON: Regnantem sempiterna  - Jan Garbarek (sax), Hilliard Ensemble (ECM 1525)
DELOOF: Bouncin' Around - Reinhardt (gtr), Gaste (gtr), d’Hellemmes (bass) (Document 222918)
GUERINO/ PEYRONNIN: Brise napolitane  - Geuerino Et Son Orchestre Musette De La Boite A Matelots (Musicclub 972909)
JONES/ KAHN: I'll see you in my dreams - Django Reinhardt, Pierro Ferret (gtr), Emmanuel Soudieux (double bass) (Not Now Music - NOT3 CD 033)
HANDY: St Louis Blues  - Reinhardt (gtr), Gaste (gtr), d’Hellemmes (bass) (Not Now Music - NOT3 CD 033)
REINHARDT: Improvisation - Django Reinhardt (gtr) (Document 222918)
VENUTI: Goin'Places - Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang (Centurion Jazz - IEDJ 10009)
LUE/ COQUATRIX: Un baiser - Jean Sablon (Past Perfect 781492)
AKST/ LEWIS/ YOUNG: Dinah  - Django Reinhardt, Joseph Reinhardt (gtr), Stéphane Grappelli (vln), et al (Not Now Music - NOT3 CD 033)
REINHARDT/ GRAPPELLI: Tears - Quintet of the Hot Club of France (Disques Swing - CDSW 8421)
BRAHAM/ FURBER: Limehouse Blues - Quintet of the Hot Club of France (Not Now Music - NOT3 CD 033)
DIXON/ WARREN: Nagasaki - Quintet of the Hot Club of France (Disques Swing - CDSW 8421)
DABNEY/ MACK/ BROWN: Shine - Quintet of the Hot Club of France (Disques Swing - CDSW 8421)
MEYER/ KHAN: Crazy Rhythm - Coleman Hawkins and his All Star Jam Band (Jazz Hour - 73509)
DE SYLVA/  KATSCHER: When Day is Done - Quintet of the Hot Club of France (Disques Swing - CDSW 8421)

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