Monday, January 11, 2016

Django Reinhardt 1947 (1) - Intégrale, vol. 13

The large concert of 16 December 1945 in Salle Pleyel, broadcast by Radio Diffusion Française, the B.B.C. and the American Forces Network appeared to put a term to the fructuous collaboration wich had been developing since autumn between Django Reinhardt and the A.T.C. Band (Air Transport Command), headed by Sergeant Jack Platt (see Volume 12, Frémeaux FA 312). Had the great Gypsy with his whimsical ways had his fill after merely two months ? This is most improbable as he got along so well with American jazzmen in the prewar days and he had been deprived of such company for almost a lustrum. This interlude must simply be considered as a pleasant break following Liberation. Moreover, in this setting wich bore the scars of war and Occupation, in a world where public trends were rapidly evolving and where new musical movements, barred for so long from crossing frontiers, were now arriving in full force, this was no time for resting on one's oars and reckleddly opening a new chapter in an already full career. The easy way out would have been to bide his time with the band he had founded late 1944 at the Bal Tabarin. However, Django was not one to stand by patiently. As he was the only musician from elsewhere whose worth waz recognised by the US artists, he truly wanted to go and meet them in their homeland, somewhere between Harlem and South Side, mear Minton's. This dream was hardly new. Back in 1939, Duke Ellington had implied that Django would not have been out of place in his fabulous aorchestra, but the right to play in his liberal country involved an off-putting amount of administrative preparation. Now the hostilities were over, the negocations with Duke resumed - slowly but surely. Then, a third option was encouraged by Delaunay : the reconstitution with Stéophane Grappelli of the pre-1940 string quintet, wich was already legendary. This entailed stepping back into the past, but it was nervertheless this solution wich Django chose, at least to begin with...
Adapted by Laure WRIGHT from the French text of Daniel NEVERS
© Frémeaux et Associés/Groupe Frémeaux Colombini S.A., 2000

Django Reinhardt
"Echoes of France"
The complete Django Reinhardt, vol. 13
(1946-1947)

Tracks

Cd. 1

DJANGO REINHARDT & LE QUINTETTE DU HOT CLUB DE FRANCE (1946)
1 Echoes of France (la Marseillaise) (Rouget de Lisle)  2:44
2 Coquette (Lombardo, Kahn)  3:00
3 Django’s Tiger (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:36
4 Embraceable You (Gershwin)  3:06

DJANGO REINHARDT & STéPHANE GRAPPELLI (1946)
5 Love’s Melody (Mélodie au crépuscule) (Reinhardt, Riesner)  3’10
6 Belleville (Reinhardt)  2:56
7 Nuages [take 1] (Reinhardt)  3:16
8 Nuages [take 2] (Reinhardt)  3:18
9 Liza (Gershwin)  2:51

DJANGO REINHARDT & LE QUINTETTE DU HOT CLUB DE FRANCE (1946)
10 Swingtime in Springtime (Reinhardt)  2:49
11 Yours and Mine (Brown, Freed)  2:53
12 On the Sunny Side of the Street (McHugh, Fields)  2:46
13 I Won’t Dance (Kern, Fields)  2:49

DJANGO REINHARDT WITH DUKE ELLINGTON & HIS ORCHESTRA (1946)
14 Ride, Red, Ride (Millinder, Mills)  2:14
15 A Blues Riff (Ellington)  3:46
16 Honeysuckle Rose (Waller, Razaf)  2:49

DJANGO REINHARDT, GUITARE SOLO (1946)
17 Improvisation n° 7 (sic.) (Reinhardt)  2:48

"RENDEZ-VOUS IN PARIS" RADIO PROGRAM (1947)
18 a. Annonce & No Name Blues (Minor Swing) (Reinhardt, Grappelli) b. Love’s Melody (Mélodie au crépuscule) (Reinhardt) c. Castle of my Dreams (Manoir de mes rêves) (Reinhardt)  5:10

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Cd. 2

DJANGO REINHARDT & LE QUINTETTE DU HOT CLUB DE FRANCE (1947)
1 R Vingt-six (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:27
2 How High the Moon (Hamilton, Lewis)  2:35
3 Lover Man (Davis, Ramirez, Sherman)  3:17
4 Blue Lou (Sampson, Mills)  2:20
5 Blues (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:35
DJANGO’S MUSIC (1947)
6 Minor Blues (Reinhardt)  2:45

DJANGO REINHARDT & LE QUINTETTE DU HOT CLUB DE FRANCE (1947)
7 Clair de lune (Kosma)  2:47
8 Lancer léger (Pêche à la mouche) (Reinhardt)  2:32
9 Lentement, Mademoiselle (Reinhardt)  3:36
10 Love’s Melody (Mélodie au crépuscule) (Reinhardt)  2:35
11 Porto Cabello (Reinhardt)  3:17
12 Duke and Dukie [take 1] (Reinhardt)  3:15
13 Duke and Dukie [take 2] (Reinhardt)  3:20
14 Songe d’automne (Joyce)  2:58
15 Babik (Be-bop) [take 1] (Reinhardt)  2:44
16 Babik (Be-bop) [take 2] (Reinhardt)  2:48
17 Del Salle [take 1] (Reinhardt)  2:46
18 Del Salle [take 2] (Reinhardt)  3:09
19 Just One of Those Things (Porter)  2:49
20 For Sentimental Reasons (Watson, Best)  2:53
21 Danse Norvégienne (Grieg)  2:58
22 Blues for Barclay [take 2] (Barclay)  2:50

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Personnel
Feat. Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli, Hubert Rostaing, Lucien Simoëns, Johnny Hodges, Duke Ellington, Oscar Pettiford, Joseph Reinhardt, Jean "Matelo", or "Matlo", or "Matelot"... Ferret, Emmanuel Soudieux, etc...

Recorded between January 31, 1946 & July 7, 1947

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10 comments:

KungFuTrumpet said...

wonderful, thanx very much!

the jazzman said...

Thank you once again for these treasures.

zeta said...

Thanks so much :)

Christopher said...

always wanted to hear the Django with Ellington. Thanks very much.

des said...

First, thank you very much, your blog is explendid. I´ll never have time to enjoy too many jewells...

After, in this share the song "11. Porto Cabello (Reinhardt) 3’17" is lost

:(

It´s a minor error, but I think that you want to know it

Sorry if It's an inconvenient and excuse my english too. I'm spanish.

Again thousands of thanks

des said...

:D

You are mi new brother

Thankssssssssssss

deGallo said...

Nice! Thank you.

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Blue Eyes said...

Wonderful post Mel! this vol.13 is one of my favorite, A MUST HAVE!

AmyBRAINS said...

Great post Melanchthon!
Many, many thanks.