Quintessence, Vol. 2 Paris to Londres: 1935-1947

The Quintessence, Vol. 2 Paris to Londres: 1935-1947

by Django Reinhardt
     
 

Like its predecessor, Fremeaux & Associes' second Django Reinhardt Quintessence sampler skims the surface of his busiest years as Europe's most revered improvising artist. Its 36 tracks follow a time line from September 1935 through December 1947, touching not only on Paris and London as indicated in the album title, but also Brussels (due north of Liberchies…  See more details below

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Like its predecessor, Fremeaux & Associes' second Django Reinhardt Quintessence sampler skims the surface of his busiest years as Europe's most revered improvising artist. Its 36 tracks follow a time line from September 1935 through December 1947, touching not only on Paris and London as indicated in the album title, but also Brussels (due north of Liberchies where he was born in 1910) and Chicago, where he recorded "Blues Riff" with Duke Ellington's orchestra in November 1946. Like most any Fremeaux Quintessence edition, great care has been taken to select material which represents the artist at his very best. In addition to Stéphane Grappelli and the Quintette of the Hot Club of France, Django is joined by violinist Michel Warlop on "Swingin' with Django," "Paramount Stomp," and "Christmas Swing." On "Vous et Moi," which was recorded in Brussels in 1942, Django plays violin backed by pianist Ivon de Bie. As the chronology unfurls, one may sense the impact of the Second World War upon an already rapidly evolving blend of musical traditions. On "Djangology," "Belleville," and a cover of Jimmie Lunceford's "Uptown Blues," the guitarist is featured with the U.S. Air Transport Command Band. These airchecks were made during a Parisian radio broadcast in October 1945. "Django's Tiger" and "Echoes France" document the guitarist's 1946 reunion with Grappelli in London. Throughout much of the second disc, the burgeoning modernity of postwar jazz is embodied by clarinetist Hubert Rostaing, who switches to alto sax on the final selection, "Confessin' (That I Love You)" which was recorded in late 1947 by cornetist Rex Stewart's quintet. Taking into account the title selection, the time line trajectory and the musicians involved, this set is highly recommended as an intelligently constructed Django Reinhardt collection.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/30/2002
Label:
Fremeaux & Assoc. Fr
UPC:
3448960222624
catalogNumber:
226

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. St. Louis Blues
  2. Oriental Shuffle
  3. Are You in the Mood
  4. Charleston
  5. Tears
  6. Chicago
  7. Liebestraum No. 3
  8. Swingin' With Django
  9. Paramount Stomp
  10. Christmas Swing
  11. Younger Generation
  12. The Man I Love
  13. Sweet Sue
  14. Lentement, Mademoiselle
  15. Vous et Moi
  16. Artillerie Lourde
  17. Djangology
  18. Belleville

Disc 2

  1. Uptown Blues
  2. Django's Tiger
  3. Echoes of France: Variations Sur la Marseillaise
  4. Blues Riff
  5. How High the Moon
  6. Lover Man
  7. Porto Cabello
  8. Duke and Dukie
  9. (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
  10. Nuages
  11. Blues Clair
  12. Minor Swing
  13. Topsy
  14. Old Man River
  15. Si Tu Savais
  16. Diminushing
  17. Manoir de Mes Reves
  18. Confessin' (That I Love You)

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Django Reinhardt   Primary Artist,Guitar
John Kirkpatrick   Trombone
Cat Anderson   Trumpet
Stéphane Grappelli   Violin
Johnny Hodges   Reeds
Ray Nance   Trumpet
Oscar Pettiford   Bass
Sears   Reeds
Rex Stewart   Cornet
Taft Jordan   Trumpet
Russell Procope   Reeds
Sonny Greer   Drums
Harold Baker   Trumpet
Christian Bellest   Trumpet
Marcel Bianchi   Guitar
Harry Carney   Reeds
Alex Caturegli   Trumpet
Bill Decker   Trombone
Duke Ellington   Piano,Lead
Pierre Fouad   Drums
Coleridge Goode   Bass
Jimmy Hamilton   Reeds
Shelton Hemphill   Trumpet
Claude Jones   Trombone
Gerard Leveque   Clarinet
Librecht   Trombone
Jack Llewelyn   Guitar
K. Lowther   Reeds
Jerry Mengo   Drums
Maurice Meunier   Clarinet
Jack Platt   Trumpet
Yves Raynal   Piano
Lucien Simoens   Bass
Emmanuel Soudieux   Bass
Jerry Stephan   Trumpet
Eugene Vees   Guitar
Louis Vola   Bass
Michel Warlop   Violin
B Zickefoose   Reeds
Wilbur De Paris   Trombone
Fred Ermelin   Bass
Alain Gerber   Musical Direction
Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford   Trombone
Robin Gould   Trumpet
Joseph Reinhardt   Guitar
Ivon de Bie   Piano
Ladislas Czabanyck   Bass
André Jourdan   Drums
Larry Mann   Piano
Léo Chauliac   Piano
B. Cavaliére   Reeds
Pierre Rémy   Trombone
Jim Hayes   Reeds
Eddie Bernard   Piano
Ted Curry   Drums
Jacques Martinon   Drums
Lawrence D. Brown   Trombone
Herb Bass   Trumpet
Bill Bethel   Drums
Allan Hodgkiss   Guitar

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Franz Liszt   Composer
Stéphane Grappelli   Arranger,Composer
James P. Johnson   Composer
Jimmie Lunceford   Composer
Django Reinhardt   Arranger,Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
William Best   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Nancy Hamilton   Composer
Will J. Harris   Composer
J. Neiburg   Composer
Jack Platt   Director
Roger "Ram" Ramirez   Composer
Deek Watson   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Alain Gerber   Text
Jimmy Sherman   Composer
Jean Cocteau   Author
Patrick Frémeaux   Concept
Fred Fisher   Composer
Morgan Lewis   Composer
Cecil Mack   Composer
Georges Ulmer   Composer
Jimmy Davis   Composer
Laure Wright   Adaptation
Robert Bosmans   Composer
Claude Colombini   Concept

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