Django and His American Friends, Vol. 1 & 2

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All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Arwulf Arwulf
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/23/1996
  • Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
  • EAN: 5017261202499
  • Catalog Number: 249
  • Sales rank: 370,993

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 Sr. Composer
Pinky Tomlin Composer
Coy Poe Composer
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