With His American Friends

With His American Friends

by Django Reinhardt
     
 

The brilliant gypsy swing guitarist Django Reinhardt is most famous for his work with the Quintet of the Hot Club of France, an all-string group also including violinist Stephane Grappelli, two rhythm guitarists, and a bassist. However, through the years he also had opportunities to record with American stars. In some cases, they were added to a Quintet date, and in…  See more details below

Overview

The brilliant gypsy swing guitarist Django Reinhardt is most famous for his work with the Quintet of the Hot Club of France, an all-string group also including violinist Stephane Grappelli, two rhythm guitarists, and a bassist. However, through the years he also had opportunities to record with American stars. In some cases, they were added to a Quintet date, and in others, he was part of an all-star group. This three-CD set, released in 1998, has 57 performances; all but the final four numbers are from 1935-1940, with quite a few cut in 1937. The value of this wonderful set to collectors depends on how much Django Reinhardt they already have in their collections, as every performance has been reissued in the past. For those listeners who do not own many of these sessions, the selections are essential, since Reinhardt and his guests are consistently inspired by each other's presence. Among the American stars who are featured along with Reinhardt (and frequently Grappelli) are Coleman Hawkins, Frank "Big Boy" Goudie, Bill Coleman, Freddy Taylor, Benny Carter, Dicky Wells, Eddie South, Larry Adler, Rex Stewart, Barney Bigard, and Arthur Briggs. The selections are fortunately in chronological order, and each of the 17 recording sessions is reissued in complete form. An extremely well done reissue.

Read More

Product Details

Release Date:
07/21/1998
Label:
Drg
UPC:
0021471849325
catalogNumber:
8493
Rank:
68793

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Avalon
  2. Blue Moon
  3. What a Diff'rence a Day Made
  4. Stardust
  5. St. Louis Blues
  6. Rosetta
  7. Stardust
  8. The Object of My Affection
  9. After You've Gone
  10. I'se A-Muggin'
  11. Georgia on My Mind
  12. Honeysuckle Rose
  13. Crazy Rhythm
  14. Out of Nowhere
  15. Sweet Georgia Brown
  16. Bugle Call Rag
  17. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
  18. I Got Rhythm
  19. Sweet Sue, Just You

Disc 2

  1. Hangin' Around Boudon
  2. Japanese Sandman
  3. Eddie's Blues
  4. Sweet Georgia Brown
  5. Oh, Lady Be Good
  6. Dinah
  7. Daphne
  8. I Ain't Got Nobody
  9. Baby Won't You Please Come Home
  10. Baby Won't You Please Come Home
  11. Big Boy Blues
  12. Bill Coleman Blues
  13. Swing Guitars
  14. Somebody Loves Me
  15. I Can't Believe That You're in Love with Me
  16. Improvisation Sur le 1er Mouvement du Comcerto en Re Mineur de ...
  17. Fiddle Blues
  18. Improvisation Sur le 1er Mouvement du Comcerto en Re Mineur de ...

Disc 3

  1. I'm Coming Virginia
  2. Farewell Blues
  3. Blue Light Blues
  4. Body and Soul
  5. Lover, Come Back to Me
  6. My Melancholy Baby
  7. I Got Rhythm
  8. Montmartre
  9. Low Cotton
  10. Finesse (Night Wind)
  11. The Sheik of Araby
  12. I Know That You Know
  13. Solid Old Man
  14. My Melancholy Baby
  15. Scatterbrain
  16. Sometimes I'm Happy
  17. Djangology
  18. Swing Guitars
  19. Manoir de Mes Reves
  20. Are You in the Mood?

Read More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Django Reinhardt   Primary Artist,Guitar
Bill Coleman   Trumpet,Vocals,Track Performer
Eddie South   Violin,Track Performer
Rex Stewart   Track Performer
Larry Adler   Harmonica,Track Performer
Joe Turner   Piano
Coleman Hawkins   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Alix Combelle   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Fletcher Allen   Alto Saxophone
Pierre Allier   Trumpet
Bill Beason   Drums
Tommy Benford   Drums
Benny Carter   Trumpet,Alto Saxophone,Track Performer
Barney Bigard   Clarinet,Drums
Arthur Briggs   Trumpet,Track Performer
Maurice Chailou   Drums
Roger Chaput   Guitar
Noel Chiboust   Trumpet
June Cole   Bass
Shad Collins   Trumpet
Paul Cordonnier   Bass
Bill Decker   Trombone
Bill Dillard   Trumpet
Andre Ekyan   Alto Saxophone
Richard "Dick" Fullbright   Bass
Frank "Big Boy" Goudie   Clarinet,Trombone,Trumpet,Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Roger Grasset   Bass
Len Harrison   Bass
Bertie King   Trumpet,Tenor Saxophone
Kirkpatrick   Trombone
Jerry Mengo   Drums
Wilson Myers   Bass
Robert Montmarche   Drums
Guy Paquinet   Trombone
Jack Platt   Bass
Lucien Simoens   Bass
Jerry Stephan   Trumpet
Emil Stern   Piano
Ray Stokes   Piano
Freddy Taylor   Vocals,Track Performer
Eugene Vees   Guitar
Louis Vola   Bass
Christian Wagner   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Dicky Wells   Trombone,Track Performer
Eugene d'Hellemmes   Bass
York DeSouza   Piano
Billy Taylor   Bass
Robin Gould   Trumpet
Joseph Reinhardt   Guitar
Lonnie Wilflong   Trumpet
Larry Mann   Piano
Garnet Clark   Piano,Track Performer
Sigismund Beck   Bass
Jim Hayes   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Bill Zikefoose   Tenor Saxophone
Don Gardner   Trombone
George Johnson   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Roy Eldridge   Arranger
Stéphane Grappelli   Composer
Django Reinhardt   Composer
Coleman Hawkins   Arranger
Jack Pettis   Composer
Benny Carter   Arranger
Will Marion Cook   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Donald Heywood   Composer
Charles Lisee   Engineer
Paul Mares   Composer
Jack Platt   Director
Leon Roppolo   Composer
Elmer Schoebel   Composer
Stuff Smith   Composer
Harry Beasley Smith   Composer
Ted Snyder   Composer
Michel Warlop   Director
Dicky Wells   Arranger
Hughes Panassie   Engineer
Sam M. Lewis   Composer
Billy Meyers   Composer
Jimmy Grier & His Orchestra   Composer
Billy Taylor   Composer
LuAnn Graffeo   Art Direction
Pinky Tomlin   Composer
Lonnie Wilflong   Arranger
Joe Young   Composer
Harry Akst   Composer
Ernie Burnett   Composer
George Norton   Composer
Francis Wheeler   Composer
Charles Delaunay   Engineer
Coy Poe   Composer

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >