Sunday, January 24, 2016

Django Reinhardt 1947 (3) - Intégrale, vol. 15

As promised, this fifteenth volume of the Complete Django Reinhardt series continues to delve into the core of 1947, as did the previous double album and the one before that. It resumes the scrutiny of this lush vintage, brimming with sounds, frenzy and bursts of guitar interwoven with clarinets and violins, yet 1947 hasn't had its last word, as we will discover in Volume 16. This abundance of recorded material resulted mainly from radio sessions, though record comapnies were beginning to find their feet once more after the hindering years of war and Occupation. The early part of the year, however, had been somewhat disheartening after fruitless US trip, uncertainty as to wich formula to adopt and then the particulary harrowing tour in Germany. Nevertheless, Django snatched everything going, as though he wanted to take vengeance for the American letdown and defy certain rumours suggesting he was a hadbeen. The minor jazz war was taking form between the classical jazz followers ('mouldy figs') and the adpets of modern bebop ('sour grapes') and the unique Gypsy, attempting to bridge the gap between US swing and Tzigane traditions probably caused more friction than conciliation between the two genres. Although Hugues Panassié (the 'mouldy fig' leader) supervised the 'Blue Star' session on 4 October '47 wich opens the present selection, a few months later he 'forgot' to invite the guitarist to Nice's first jazz festival (February 1948), going on to declare that he was 'fed up' with Django. And Charles Delaunay (one of the 'sour grapes' leaders), who had done so much to assist the musician in his career, he threatened to take Django to court for a trivial case of breaking his contract with the 'Swing' label...
Adapted by Laure WRIGHT from the French text of Daniel NEVERS
© Frémeaux et Associés/Groupe Frémeaux Colombini S.A., 2001

Django Reinhardt
"Gipsy with a Song"
The complete Django Reinhardt, vol. 15
(1947)

Tracks

Cd. 1

DJANGO REINHARDT & LE QUINTETTE
DU HOT CLUB DE FRANCE

(BLUE STAR SESSIONS - 1947)
1 Topsy (Basie, Durham) 3:01
2 Moppin’ the Bride (micro) (Reinhardt) 2:19
3 Insensiblement (Misraki) 3:10
4 Mano (Reinhardt) 2:50
5 Blues primitif (Barclay)  2:40
6 Gipsy with a Song [version 2] (Reinhardt)  2:55
7 Gipsy with a Song [version 1] (Reinhardt)  3:00

DJANGO REINHARDT & LE QUINTETTE DU HOT CLUB DE FRANCE
(RADIO SESSIONS - 1947)
8 Artillerie lourde (Reinhardt)  4:13
9 Pêche à la mouche (Reinhardt)  2:13
10 Belleville (Reinhardt)  2:31
11 Douce ambiance (Reinhardt)  2:19
12 Swing de Paris (Reinhardt)  3:47
13 September Song (Weil, Anderson)  3:22
14 I Can’t Give you Anything but Love (McHugh, Fields)  2:45
15 Blues en mineur (Reinhardt) 3:26
16 I Had to be You (Jones, Kahn)  3:04
17 Manoir de mes rêves (Reinhardt)  3:45
18 Dinette (Reinhardt, Rostaing)  2:50
19 Mélodie au crépuscule (Reinhardt, Riesner)  3:14
20 Folie à Amphion (Reinhardt)  2:56

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Cd. 2

DJANGO REINHARDT & LE QUINTETTE DU HOT CLUB DE FRANCE
(RADIO SESSIONS - 1947)
1 Place de Brouckère (Reinhardt)  2:47
2 Symphonie (Alstone)  2:36
3 Improvisation sur une danse Norvégienne (Grieg)  2:47
4 Saint-Louis Blues (Handy)  4:05

DJANGO REINHARDT (SOLO)
(RADIO SESSION - 1947)
5 Improvisation 47 (improvisation n°5) (Reinhardt)  2:00

STÉPHANE GRAPPELLY AND HIS HOT FOUR
(SWING SESSION - 1947)
6 Oui, pour vous revoir (Reinhardt)  2:30

DJANGO REINHARDT & STÉPHANE GRAPPELLY
ET LE QUINTETTE DU HOT CLUB DE FRANCE
(SWING SESSION - 1947)
7 What is this Thing Called Love ? (Porter)  2:06
8 Ol’ Man River (Kern, Hammerstein II)  2:38
9 Si tu savais (Ulmer)  2:42
10 Eveline (Grappelli)  2:11
11 Diminushing [sic.] (Reinhardt)  3:13

DJANGO REINHARDT & STÉPHANE GRAPPELLY
ET LE QUINTETTE DU HOT CLUB DE FRANCE
(RADIO SESSIONS - 1947)
12 Ol’ Man River (Kern, Hammerstein II)  3:31
13 R. vingt-six (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:52
14 How High the Moon [version 1] (Hamilton, Lewis)  2:58
15 Swing Guitars (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:54
16 I Love You (Archer)  3:13
17 Tiger Rag (LaRocca)  2:50
18 Tears (Reinhardt , Grappelli)  3:33
19 Dinah (Akst, Lewis, Young)  3:32
20 Them there Eyes (Pinkard, Tracy, Tauber)  2:11
21 How High the Moon [version 2] (Hamilton, Lewis)  2:50

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Personnel
Feat. Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli, Joseph Reinhardt, Emmanuel Soudieux, Hubert Rostaing, André Jourdan, Gérard Lévêque, Eugène Vées, Roger Chaput, Fred Emerlin.

Recording between October 4 & November 28, 1947 

(See the Complete artwork, for all details : sessions, dates, places, etc...)

4 comments:

glinka21 said...

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Anonymous said...

Thanks again, Mel.

Luis said...

I thank you for the repost of this great series. I hope you can do the same with the other volumes.