Saturday, May 16, 2015

The Indispensable Django Reinhardt (1949-1950)

This double album takes us back to two trips Django made to Rome during the final years of his life. The first was in January-February 1949, when he appeared at the "Rupe Tarpea" night-club : featuring Stéphane Grappelli and using an Italian rhythm section, the line-up broke with the tradition of the string quintet. The seconf of Django's stays in Rome found him at the "Open Gate" in April-May 1950, backed by a French quintet whose ranks included André Ekyan, a companion of pre-war days.
The repertoire ranges far and wide : jazz standards such as "I Got Rhythm", "St. Louis Blues" and "I Surrender Dear" ; successes by Django from the days of the Quintet, sometimes co-composed by Grappelli, such as "Daphné", "Minor Swing" and "Djangologie" ; compositions by the guitarist from the early war years such as "Nuages", "Manoir de mes Rêves" and "Artillerie lourde" even some material more familiar to modern jazzmen, such as "Lover Man" and "Paper Moon". There are also two tunes by Charles Trénet, "La Mer" and "Que reste-t-il de nos amours ?" ; and more unexpectedly, an improvisation on Tchaikovsky's Pathétique symphony. This eclectic selection provides ample opportunity for Django to exhibit his exceptional talents, the talents of one of the greatest guitarists, and one of the finest musicians, that jazz has produced.
Richard Dartigues (1983), translation by Don Waterhouse (booklet)

Django Reinhardt
Jazz Tribune n° 39
The Indispensable
Django Reinhardt
(1949-1950)

Tracks

cd. 1

1 Minor Swing (Grappelli, Reinhardt)  2:34
2 Beyond the Sea (La Mer) (Lawrence, Trénet)  4:15
3 The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise (Lockhart, Seitz)  2:48
4 Django Castle (Manoir de mes Rêves) (Grappelli, Reinhardt)  3:17
5 Dream of You (Lunceford, Morales, Moran, Oliver)  2:53
6 Menilmontant (Trénet)  3:00
7 It's Only a Paper Moon (Arlen, Harburg, Rose)  2:46
8 I Saw Stars (Goodhart, Hoffman, Sigler)  3:30
9 Nuages (Reinhardt, Williams)  3:58
10 Swing Guitars (Grappelli, Reinhardt)  2:50
11 All the Things You Are (Hammerstein II, Kern)  2:52
12 A-Tisket, A-Tasket (Alexander, Fitzgerald)  3:03
13 September Song (Anderson, Weill)  2:50
14 Heavy Artillery (Artillerie lourde) (Reinhardt)  3:37
15 Improvisation on Tchaikovsky's "Pathetique" Andante (Tchaikovsky)  3:40
16 Djangology (Grappelli, Reinhardt)  2:43
17 Ou es-tu, mon amour ? (Where Are You, My Love?) (Stern)  3:17
18 Russian Songs Medley (Trad.)  3:27

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Cd. 2

1 Daphné (Grappelli, Reinhardt)  2:23
2 I'll Never Be the Same (Kahn, Malneck, Signorelli)  3:58
3 Marie (Berlin)  2:51
4 Jersey Bounce (Bradshaw, Johnson, Plater, Wright)  2:56
5 I Surrender, Dear (Barris, Clifford)  3:40
6 Hallelujah (Domain, Grey, Robin, Youmans)  3:05
7 Anniversary Song (Chaplin, Jolson)  4:17
8 After You've Gone (Creamer, Layton)  2:57
9 Swing '42 (Reinhardt, Reisner)  2:25
10 Stormy Weather (Arlen, Koehler)  4:06
11 Brick Top (Grappelli, Reinhardt)  3:41
12 Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be) (Davis, Ramirez, Sherman)  3:06
13 I Got Rhythm (Gershwin, Gershwin)  2:43
14 Honeysuckle Rose (Razaf, Waller)  3:57
15 St. Louis Blues (Handy)  3:58
16 Sophisticated Lady (Ellington, Mills, Parish)  3:57
17 Darktown Strutters' Ball (Brooks)  2:45
18 Royal Garden Blues (Williams, Williams)  2:3

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Personnel
[cd. 1, # 1-3, 6-8, 10, 11 & 14-17 ; cd. 2, # 1-3, 5, 6, 8, 9, & 11-14]
Django Reinhardt - g
Stéphane Grappelli - vl
Gianni Safred - p
Carlo Pecori - b
Aurelio de Carolis - dr
Recorded in Rome ; January & February 1949
[cd. 1, # 4, 5, 9, 12, 13 & 18 ; cd. 2, # 4, 7, 10 & 15-18]
Django Reinhardt - g
André Ekyan - as & cl
Ralph Schécroun - p
Alf Masselier - b
Roger Paraboschi - dr
Recorded in Rome ; April & May 1950

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