Peche à la Mouche

Peche à la Mouche

by Django Reinhardt


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Peche à la Mouche

Legend has it that guitarist Django Reinhardt was at his absolute peak in the 1930s during his recordings with violinist Stephane Grappelli and that when he switched from acoustic to electric guitar after World War II, he lost a bit of his musical personality. Wrong on both counts. This double CD documents his Blue Star recordings of 1947 and 1953 and Reinhardt (on electric guitar) takes inventive boppish solos that put him at the top of the list of jazz guitarists who were active during the era. Most of the earlier tracks feature Reinhardt in the Quintet of the Hot Club of France with clarinetist Hubert Rostaing but the eight later selections in which he is backed by a standard rhythm section are most interesting. These well-recorded performances hint at what Django Reinhardt might have accomplished in the 1950s had he lived longer. Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/18/1992
Label: Polygram Records
UPC: 0042283541825
catalogNumber: 835418


Disc 1

  1. Pêche Á la Mouche
  2. Minor Blues
  3. For Sentimental Reasons
  4. Danse Norvegienne
  5. Blues for Barclay
  6. Folie a Amphion
  7. Vette
  8. Anniversary Song
  9. Swing '48
  10. September Song
  11. Brazil
  12. I'll Never Smile Again
  13. New York City
  14. Django's Blues
  15. Love's Mood
  16. I Love You

Disc 2

  1. Topsy
  2. Moppin' the Bride
  3. Insensiblement
  4. Mano
  5. Blues Primitif
  6. Gipsy With a Song, No. 1
  7. Gipsy With a Song, No. 2
  8. Night and Day
  9. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)
  10. Blues for Ike
  11. September Song
  12. Night and Day
  13. Insensiblement
  14. Manoir de Mes Reves
  15. Nuages
  16. Brazil
  17. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Django Reinhardt   Primary Artist,Guitar
Pierre Michelot   Bass
Rex Stewart   Cornet
Willy Lockwood   Bass
Guy Paquinet   Trombone
Hubert Rostaing   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Emmanuel Soudieux   Bass
Jean-Louis Viale   Drums
Maurice Vander   Piano
Eugene Vees   Guitar
Michel de Villers   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Joseph Reinhardt   Guitar
Ladislas Czabanyck   Bass
Jean-Claude Forenbach   Tenor Saxophone
André Jourdan   Drums
Craig   Drums
André Lafosse   Trombone
Jo Boyer   Trumpet
Eddie Bernard   Piano
Ted Curry   Drums
Louis Menardi   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Stéphane Grappelli   Composer
Pierre Michelot   Liner Notes
Django Reinhardt   Composer
Jean-Philippe Allard   Contributor
Daniel Richard   Contributor
Hubert Rostaing   Liner Notes
David Stone Martin   Artwork
Gerard Levecque   Arranger,Liner Notes

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