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All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
In 1940, with the classic Quintette du Hot Club de France lineup now history, Reinhardt began a year's worth of varied jazz activity in the shadow of the Nazi invasion and occupation. For starters, he recorded with a most unusual big band, one with no drummer, led by an acoustic guitarist -- himself -- and featuring arrangements that veered from the dark timbres of earliest Ellington the Reinhardt/Stephane Grappelli "Tears" to some heavy yet convincing Euro-swing "Daphne". The Quintette per se would soon reappear but in revamped form, with clarinetist/saxophonist Hubert Rostaing taking the spot of the departed Grappelli, the addition of drums, and downsizing the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richard S. Ginell
In 1940, with the classic Quintette du Hot Club de France lineup now history, Reinhardt began a year's worth of varied jazz activity in the shadow of the Nazi invasion and occupation. For starters, he recorded with a most unusual big band, one with no drummer, led by an acoustic guitarist -- himself -- and featuring arrangements that veered from the dark timbres of earliest Ellington the Reinhardt/Stephane Grappelli "Tears" to some heavy yet convincing Euro-swing "Daphne". The Quintette per se would soon reappear but in revamped form, with clarinetist/saxophonist Hubert Rostaing taking the spot of the departed Grappelli, the addition of drums, and downsizing the guitar brigade from three to two pieces -- Django and his brother Joseph. This ensemble swerved off the beaten path immediately with the forbidding "Rythme Futur," based upon an unnerving tritone pattern. Almost half of the CD is taken up by a single marathon session from Dec. 13, 1940, where Django and various Quintette lineups take on everything from classical cats Grieg and Kreisler to another of those early swingers, "Swing 41," and a mordant reminder as to what day it was "Vendredi 13," or "Friday the 13th". A follow-up session on Dec. 17 yielded a thriller, the chug-chugging "Oiseaux des Iles." On the last session of the year nine days later, Django tried again to field a big band, expanding to 16 pieces, with somewhat heavy-set results. A fascinating collection, loaded with material not often encountered, well-remastered, though the brasses shatter a bit on the big band sides.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/17/2004
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 636943272626
  • Catalog Number: 8120726

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Daphne (2:51)
  2. 2 Limehouse Blues (2:29)
  3. 3 Tears (2:48)
  4. 4 At the Jimmy's Bar (2:53)
  5. 5 Rythme Futur (2:39)
  6. 6 Blues (3:08)
  7. 7 Swing 41 (3:08)
  8. 8 Nuages (3:17)
  9. 9 Pour Vous (Exactly Like You) (3:08)
  10. 10 Fantaisie Sur une Danse Norvégienne (2:34)
  11. 11 Vendredi 13 (3:05)
  12. 12 Liebesfreud (2:42)
  13. 13 Mabel (3:20)
  14. 14 Petits Mensonges (Little White Lies) (3:18)
  15. 15 Les Yeux Noirs (Dark Eyes) (2:18)
  16. 16 Sweet Sue, Just You (2:53)
  17. 17 Swing de Paris (3:03)
  18. 18 Oiseaux des Îles (2:50)
  19. 19 All of Me (2:48)
  20. 20 Stockholm (3:12)
  21. 21 Festival Swing (4:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Django Reinhardt Primary Artist, Guitar
Alix Combelle Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone, Tenor (Vocal)
Pierre Allier Trumpet
Christian Bellest Trumpet
Max Blanc Alto
Philippe Brun Trumpet
Noel Chiboust Tenor (Vocal)
Andre Ekyan Alto
Pierre Ferret Guitar
Pierre Fouad Drums
Georges Jacquemont Tenor (Vocal)
Guy Paquinet Trombone
Al Piguilem Trumpet
Alex Renard Trumpet
Hubert Rostaing Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Tenor (Vocal)
Tony Rovira Bass, Double Bass
Emmanuel Soudieux Bass, Double Bass
Christian Wagner Alto
Maurice Gladieu Trombone
Joseph Reinhardt Guitar
Aimé Barelli Trumpet
Pierre Deck Trombone
Charlie Lewis Piano
Gaston Moat Trombone
Technical Credits
Edvard Grieg Composer
Fritz Kreisler Composer
Stéphane Grappelli Composer
Django Reinhardt Composer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Philippe Brun Composer
Walter Donaldson Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Will J. Harris Composer
Victor Young Composer
Scott Yanow Liner Notes
David Lennick Producer
Seymour Simons Composer
Gerald Marks Composer
Douglas Furber Composer
Traditional Composer
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