H.C.Q. Strut

H.C.Q. Strut

by Django Reinhardt
     
 

Volume five of Naxos' tour through the works of the Hot Club Quintette of France goes from the middle of 1938 to the group's breakup in the summer of 1939, divided between releases on the Decca and Swing labels. Nowhere is there any sign that the band was beginning to exhaust its endless supply of fresh hot licks and irresistible Continental swing. "Swing From Paris"… See more details below

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Volume five of Naxos' tour through the works of the Hot Club Quintette of France goes from the middle of 1938 to the group's breakup in the summer of 1939, divided between releases on the Decca and Swing labels. Nowhere is there any sign that the band was beginning to exhaust its endless supply of fresh hot licks and irresistible Continental swing. "Swing From Paris" starts the disc off swinging with three cuts from the Quintette, which then gives way to three duets with Django Reinhardt backed by Stephane Grappelli's thumping yet accomplished piano (his actual first instrument, one that he would play in public for the rest of his life). Django also demonstrates his abilities as a self-contained musician with three unaccompanied solo guitar tracks, including a lovely improvised piece featuring chords and whole-tone scales that is simply called "Improvisation" and an Andalusian-drenched "Echoes of Spain." The Quintette returns, with replacement third guitar and bass players, in "Hungaria," its madly uninhibited swing unimpaired by the changeover. Django displays an especially crafty gift for economy on "Jeepers Creepers" and trucks at full speed through his not-well-known, rapid-fire original "Twelfth Night." For some reason, Grappelli and guitarist Eugene Vees are not present on "I'll See You in My Dreams," leaving Django in charge of a trio and not losing an iota of propulsion. As usual in this series, the transfers are truer to the bass-rich original sources than most.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/18/2004
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0636943270721
catalogNumber:
8120707

Tracks

  1. Swing from Paris  -  Quintet of the Hot Club of France
  2. The Flat Foot Floogee  -  Quintet of the Hot Club of France
  3. Lambeth Walk  -  Quintet of the Hot Club of France
  4. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
  5. Please Be Kind
  6. Louise
  7. Improvisation
  8. Hungaria  -  Quintet of the Hot Club of France
  9. Jeepers Creepers  -  Quintet of the Hot Club of France
  10. My Melancholy Baby  -  Quintet of the Hot Club of France
  11. Time on My Hands  -  Quintet of the Hot Club of France
  12. Twelfth Year  -  Quintet of the Hot Club of France
  13. Tea for Two  -  Quintet of the Hot Club of France
  14. Stockholm  -  Quintet of the Hot Club of France
  15. I'll See You in My Dreams
  16. Echoes of Spain
  17. The Younger Generation  -  Quintet of the Hot Club of France
  18. Naguine
  19. The Man I Love  -  Quintet of the Hot Club of France
  20. H.C.Q. Strut  -  Quintet of the Hot Club of France

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Django Reinhardt   Primary Artist,Guitar,Soloist
Stéphane Grappelli   Piano,Violin
Pierre Ferret   Guitar
Roger Grasset   Bass,Double Bass
Emmanuel Soudieux   Bass,Double Bass
Eugene Vees   Guitar
Joseph Reinhardt   Guitar

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
Stéphane Grappelli   Composer
Django Reinhardt   Composer
Slam Stewart   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Noël Coward   Composer
Slim Gaillard   Composer
Noel Gay   Composer
Irving Caesar   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Saul Chaplin   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Mack Gordon   Composer
Bud Green   Composer
Isham Jones   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Scott Yanow   Liner Notes
David Lennick   Producer
Harold Adamson   Composer
Richard A. Whiting   Composer
Douglas Furber   Composer
George Norton   Composer

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