Vol. 3: 1936-1937 [Naxos]

Vol. 3: 1936-1937 [Naxos]

by Django Reinhardt
     
 

Sandwiched chronologically between Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, Vol. 3 of Naxos' ongoing Django Reinhardt reissue series settles into a period where the Quintette du Hot Club de France was recording for HMV (the previous two volumes dealt with Decca and Ultraphone issues). The collection catches guitarist Django, violinist Stephane Grappelli, and theirSee more details below

Overview

Sandwiched chronologically between Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, Vol. 3 of Naxos' ongoing Django Reinhardt reissue series settles into a period where the Quintette du Hot Club de France was recording for HMV (the previous two volumes dealt with Decca and Ultraphone issues). The collection catches guitarist Django, violinist Stephane Grappelli, and their sidekicks Joseph Reinhardt, Pierre Faret, or Marcel Bianchi on rhythm guitars and Louis Vola or Lucien Simoens on bass in absolutely prime form; there's not a bum track in the satchel. Every selection is bursting with solo and harmonic creativity, and whether at slow, middle, or fast tempos, everything swings, madly at times. Particularly worth shouting about is Django's two-chorus burst on "You're Driving Me Crazy" -- just a thing of swinging wonder, with a wild upward strummed glissando to close -- and he comes back during Grappelli's solo with even harder, driving rhythm. American singer Freddy Taylor appears on five tracks; his vocals on "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" and "Georgia on My Mind" are drenched in Satchmo's scat style, while the latter offers some unexpected key modulations at the close. As before, David Lemmick's excellent transfers preserve much of the warmth and bass of the original pressings, along with some of the surface noise -- which other reissues have filtered out -- and here, for the first time in this series, Naxos does listeners a big favor by presenting the sessions in proper chronological order. If you're starting a Hot Club Quintette library, you could easily begin with this low-price sample from the heart of their heyday.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/18/2003
Label:
Naxos
UPC:
0636943268629
catalogNumber:
8120686

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Django Reinhardt   Primary Artist,Guitar
Stéphane Grappelli   Violin
Marcel Bianchi   Guitar
Freddy Taylor   Vocals
Louis Vola   Bass
Joseph Reinhardt   Guitar

Technical Credits

Hoagy Carmichael   Composer
Henry Busse   Composer
Stéphane Grappelli   Composer
James P. Johnson   Composer
Django Reinhardt   Composer
Fats Waller   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Deodato   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Andy Razaf   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Henry Creamer   Composer
Eddie DeLange   Composer
Buddy DeSylva   Composer
Walter Donaldson   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Johnny Green   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Turner Layton   Composer
Brian Robertson   Composer
Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Stuart Gorrell   Composer
Scott Yanow   Liner Notes
Art Hickman   Composer
David Lennick   Producer
Harry Brooks   Composer
Robert Sour   Composer
Frank Eyton   Composer
Mort Dixon   Composer
Philip Braham   Composer
Ford Dabney   Composer
Benny Davis   Composer
Douglas Furber   Composer
Henry Lange   Composer
Cecil Mack   Composer
Lemmy Kilmister   Composer
Harry Williams   Composer
Robert Katscher   Composer
Harry H. Williams   Composer

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