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Django and His American Friends, Vol. 1 & 2
     

Django and His American Friends, Vol. 1 & 2

by Django Reinhardt
 
Released in 1996, BGO's double-disc tribute to Django Reinhardt stands among numerous compilations focusing upon the Gypsy guitarist's collaborations with North American musicians. Despite the complete and regrettable absence of American harmonica virtuoso Larry Adler (who recorded four outstanding titles with Reinhardt in May 1938), this

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Released in 1996, BGO's double-disc tribute to Django Reinhardt stands among numerous compilations focusing upon the Gypsy guitarist's collaborations with North American musicians. Despite the complete and regrettable absence of American harmonica virtuoso Larry Adler (who recorded four outstanding titles with Reinhardt in May 1938), this compendium does cover a lot of ground. Thirty-two selections recorded between March 2, 1935 and April 5, 1938 feature Reinhardt and several of Europe's best jazz players in collaboration with tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins, reedman Frank "Big Boy" Goudie, multi-instrumentalist Benny Carter, trumpeter Bill Coleman, trombonist Dicky Wells, cornetist Rex Stewart, clarinetist Barney Bigard, violinist Eddie South, and pianist Garnet Clark. While every interaction Reinhardt ever had with U.S. improvisers would require multiple compact discs, this historic overview does a fine job of commemorating the inter-national collectivity of jazz during the mid-'30s.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/23/1996
Label:
Bgo - Beat Goes On
UPC:
5017261202499
catalogNumber:
249

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Django Reinhardt   Primary Artist,Guitar
Bill Coleman   Guitar,Trumpet
Eddie South   Violin
Rex Stewart   Cornet
Alix Combelle   Tenor Saxophone
Fletcher Allen   Alto Saxophone
Benny Carter   Trumpet,Alto Saxophone
Barney Bigard   Clarinet,Drums
Paul Cordonnier   Bass
Len Harrison   Bass
Bertie King   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Jerry Mengo   Drums
Wilson Myers   Bass
Robert Montmarche   Drums
Lucien Simoens   Bass
Emil Stern   Piano
Christian Wagner   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Eddie Smith   Violin

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Jack Pettis   Composer
Will Marion Cook   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Frank "Big Boy" Goudie   Composer
Donald Heywood   Composer
Ballard MacDonald   Composer
Elmer Schoebel   Composer
York DeSouza   Contributor
Billy Meyers   Composer
Jimmy Grier & His Orchestra   Composer
Billy Taylor   Composer
Pinky Tomlin   Composer
Coy Poe   Composer

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