Django's Music

Django's Music

by Django Reinhardt


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Django's Music

After some five years with the Quintette du Hot Club de France, guitarist Django Reinhardt went solo in 1939 with his own big band and a few different combos. His most famous musical partner, violinist Stephane Grappelli, stayed in England during the war to pursue solo ventures of his own -- and presumably to steer clear of Nazi forces. While the proven duo would eventually team up again for some quality recordings, Reinhardt's interim sides during the war still deserve some attention. This nicely remastered collection on the Hep label certainly helps in that regard. Including 25 sides from 1940-1943, Django's Music focuses on the guitarist's big band material, and features such past Reinhardt collaborators as multi-reed player Alix Combelle, brother and guitarist Joseph Reinhardt, and alto saxophonist Andre Ekyan. Clarinetist Hubert Rostaing is the standout on the combo dates. Among the highlights are Reinhardt classics like "Daphne," "Djangology," and "Nuages." A welcome addition to a catalog already brimming over with many fine collections.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/01/1994
Label: Hep Records
UPC: 0603366104124
catalogNumber: 1041
Rank: 209129

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Django Reinhardt   Primary Artist,Guitar
Alix Combelle   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Announcer
Pierre Allier   Trumpet
Christian Bellest   Trumpet
Max Blanc   Alto Saxophone
Philippe Brun   Trumpet
Fud Candrix   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone
Alex Caturegli   Trumpet
Noel Chiboust   Tenor Saxophone
Maurice Cizeron   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Luc Devroye   Trumpet
Andre Ekyan   Alto Saxophone
Pierre Ferret   Guitar
Pierre Fouad   Drums
Nic Frerar   Trombone
Maurice Giegas   Trumpet
Lou Melon   Trombone
Janot Morales   Trumpet
Bobby Naret   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Guy Paquinet   Trombone
Benny Pauwels   Clarinet,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Piguilem   Trumpet
Guy Plum   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Alex Renard   Trumpet
Hubert Rostaing   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Tony Rovira   Bass
Emmanuel Soudieux   Bass
Jean Storne   Bass
Eugene Vees   Guitar
Christian Wagner   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Michel Warlop   Violin
Paul Collot   Piano
Maurice Gladieu   Trombone
Charles Hary   Tenor Saxophone
Robert Mavounzy   Alto Saxophone
Robert Merchez   Alto Saxophone
Joseph Reinhardt   Guitar
Jos Aerts   Drums
Ivon de Bie   Piano
Raymond Chantrain   Trumpet
Jack Demany   Violin,Tenor Saxophone
Victor Ingeveldt   Tenor Saxophone
Lou Logist   Alto Saxophone
Jo Magis   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Maurice Moufflard   Trumpet
John Ouwerx   Piano
Sus Vancamp   Trombone
George Clais   Trumpet
Aimé Barelli   Trumpet
Stan Brenders   Leader
Andre Lluis   Tenor Saxophone
Arthur Peeters   Bass
Arthur Saguet   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Pierre Deck   Trombone
Charlie Lewis   Piano
Gaston Moat   Trombone
Pierre Rémy   Trombone
Louis Billen   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Jean Damm   Trombone
Jim Vanderjeught   Guitar
Charles Delaunay   Announcer
Raymond Goutard   Violin
Paul D'Hondt   Trumpet
Paulette Izoard   Violin
Jeff Van Herswingels   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Django Reinhardt   Arranger,Composer
Alix Combelle   Composer
Paul Misraki   Composer
John Haxby   Sleeve Design
Ted Kendall   Producer
Alastair Robertson   Producer
Jack Bulterman   Composer
Jack Demany   Composer
Paul Durand   Composer
Theo Mackeben   Composer
Stan Brenders   Composer
Arthur Saguet   Composer

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