Saturday, March 26, 2016

Django Reinhardt 1935 (2) - Intégrale, vol. 3

During the nine months spent under contract with Ultraphone (late 1934 to late September 1935), the Quintet of the Hot Club of France was playing a repertoire that went far beyond the one actually recorded. It included a certain number of original compositions by its star soloists, only two of which actually found their way on to disc. Of these, Ultrafox is an obvious tribute to the record company itself (which also ran a budget label called Ultravox), while Djangology would be waxed almost as an afterthought, the very last instrumental number by the group for Ultraphone, its final three efforts being as accompanying group to singers. Djangology, one of his most characteristic compositions and personal favourites, would remain in Django’s repertoire for the remainder of his career, and he recorded it again on many future occasions. Strikingly intimate, the present rendering surely remains the most crystalline of all, revealing beyond all doubt Django’s immense talents as a composer, albeit one blithely ignorant of the rules of reading, writing and harmony. All the rest of the Quintet’s recordings from this period are made up, as might be expected, of old jazz warhorses (Tiger Rag, St. Louis Blues, I’ve Found A New Baby), well-established popular songs (Dinah, Avalon, Sheik Of Araby, Some Of These Days, Crazy Rhythm), new tunes still in search of an audience (Blue Drag, Chasing Shadows, Lily Belle May June, I’ve Had My Moments, Smoke Rings) and numbers from American musical comedies and films (Lady Be Good, The Continental). With these early memorable cuts by the Quintet, jazz was setting off down a totally new avenue, and one that was in no way American. True, the Joe Venuti-Eddie Lang violin-guitar pairing had laid the foundations of this sort of “chamber jazz” back in the 1920s, but the overall sound and concept of the Quintet was entirely new, and certainly very different from anything that had gone before. During these various sessions, Django, Grappelli and company played host to numerous guests. In addition to Jerry Mengo — a drummer of Italian origin brought up in England, whose playing and singing on Lily Belle May June, Sweet Sue and The Continental are equally approximate —, we also encounter a couple of American soloists then resident in Europe, Arthur Briggs and Frank “Big Boy” Goudie, and one or two young French jazzmen still keen to make a name for themselves, principal among them Alix Combelle.
Adapted by Don Waterhouse from the French text of Daniel Nevers
© Frémeaux et Associés SA 1996

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Django Reinhardt
"Djangology"
The complete Django Reinhardt, vol. 3

(1935)

Tracks

Cd. 1 

DJANGO REINHARDT & LE QUINTETTE DU HOT CLUB DE FRANCE
1 Lilly May June (Cooker, Sullivan)  3:15
2 Sweet Sue (Young, Harris)  2:52
3 Confessin’ (Daugherty, Reynolds)  2:52
4 The Continental (Conrad, Magidson)  2:58

PATRICK & SON ORCHESTRE DE DANSE
5 Miss Otis Regrets (Porter)  3:03
6 Waltzing with a Dream (Sasenko)  3:19

FREDDY TAYLOR AND HIS ORCHESTRA
7 Swanee River (Trad.) 3:03

PIERRE LORD
8 Simplement (Grappelli, Montreux, Féral)  3:09
9 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Kern, Palex, Hennevé)  2:47
10 Cocktails pour deux (Johnston, Coslow, Palex, Hennevé)  3:07

DJANGO REINHARDT & LE QUINTETTE DU HOT CLUB DE FRANCE
11 Blue Drag (Allen)  2:51
12 Swanee River (Trad.)  3:01
13 Ton doux sourire (Smith, Ray)  2:53
14 Ultrafox (Reinhardt)  3:19

GERMAINE & JEAN SABLON
15 Un amour comme le notre (Borel, Clerc)  2:59
16 La Petite île (Mireille, Nohain)  2:50

NANE CHOLET
17 Si j’avais été (Tranchant)  3:00
18 Fièvre (Moonglow) (Hudson, Mills, DeLange, Tranchant)  3:18

ALIX COMBELLE & SON ORCHESTRE
19 What a Difference a Day Made (Grover, Adams)  2:27
20 The Sheik of Araby (Wheller, Smith, Snyder)  2:17

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Cd. 2 

PATRICK & SON ORCHESTRE
1 I Get a Kick out of You (Porter)  3:13
2 You and the Night and the Music (Schwartz, Dietz)  2:54
3 Seagulis (Lebovici)  2:46
4 Anything Goes (Porter)  2:31
5 Easter Parade (Berlin)  3:12
6 I’m Gonna Wash my Hands of You (Pola, Viena)  2:24

DJANGO REINHARDT & LE QUINTETTE DU HOT CLUB DE FRANCE,
AVEC ARTHUR BRIGGS & STÉPHANE GRAPELLY
7 Avalon (Rose, Jolson)  2:50
8 Smoke Rings (Gifford)  2:50

STÉPHANE GRAPELLY & LE QUINTETTE DU HOT CLUB DE FRANCE,
AVEC DJANGO REINHARDT
9. Clouds (Donaldson) 3’11
10. Believe It, Beloved (Johnson) 3’10

FRANCK “BIG BOG” GOODIE, AVEC SECTION RYTHMIQUE
11 I’ve Found a New Baby (Palmer, Williams)  2:40
12 St Louis Blues (Handy)  3:01

ALIX COMBELLE & LE QUINTETTE DU HOT CLUB DE FRANCE
13 Crazy Rhythm (Meyer, Kahn)  2:30
14 The Sheik of Araby (Wheeler, Smith, Snyder)  2:36

DJANGO REINHARDT & LE QUINTETTE DU HOT CLUB DE FRANCE,
AVEC STÉPHANE GRAPELLY
15 Chasing Shadows (Davis, Silver)  2:57
16 I’ve Had my Moments (Donaldson, Kahn)  2:56
17 Some of These Days (Brooks)  2:22
18 Djangology (Reinhardt)  2:54

NANE CHOLET
19 Ainsi soit-il (Tranchant)  2:52
20 Les Quatre farceurs (Tranchant)  2:42

BRUCE BOYCE, AVEC DJANGO REINHARDT & STÉPHANE GRAPELLY
21 Run Mary, Run / Didn’t It Rain (Trad./Arr. Burleigh)  2:37

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Personnel
Feat. Django Reinhardt, Oscar Aleman ?, Roger Chaput, Joseph Reinhardt, Baro Ferret, Stéphane Grappelli, Michel Warlop, Sylvio Schmidt, Louis Vola, Louis Pecqueux, Eugène d'Hellemmes, Sigismond Beck, André Ekyan, Alix Combelle, Andy Foster, Maurice Cizeron, Chester Lanier, Fletcher Allen, Charles "Coco" Kiehn, Arthur Briggs, Alex Renard, Noël Chiboust, Gaston Lapeyronnie, Freddy Taylor, Charlie Johnson, Alphonse Cox, Guy Paquinet, Pierre Deck, René Weiss, Jean Chabaud, René Ronald, Alec Siniavine, Emil Stern, Roger Chomer, Maurice Chaillou, William Diemer, Jerry Mengo, Jerry Mengo, Freddy Taylor, Jean Sablon, Germaine Sablon, Hilldegarde Sell, Pierre Lord, Nane Cholet, Jean Tranchant, etc...

Recorded between February 3 & September 27, 1935

(See the complete artwork for all details, places, musicians, dates, etc.)

15 comments:

keep boppin´ marcel said...

thanks, melanchton!

please continue this great serie on the great django!

keep boppin´
marcel

oldnick said...

Thank you, Melanchthon! What a well-produced series this is! Your good work is appreciated

Orbyt said...

I've intended to download this wonderful series but never found the time - until today. Mille mercis Mel for the work that went into these and all your other posts!

Look forward to seeing the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th (re-upped if possible) set in this series when you get the chance.

Andrey said...

Thank you, Melanchthon!

Alberto Cos said...

C'est tres dificile de ne pas remercier chacun de cets albums de la serie. Mel, merci, merci, merci ...

FrankDell said...

Mmerci bucketloads, Mel.

-Otto- said...

I guess O am missing out. The only portion that is currently still available is the second section of the first CD.

Melanchthon said...

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Luis said...

Thanks very much!

Historicus said...

Many thanks!

Cri said...

Thx a lot for re-up. happy easter. Cri

Anonymous said...

thank you mel! i didn't have anything from this set, so there's a lot of good listening to do. we salivate for vol. 1!

Alberto Cos said...

Merci beaucoup!!

mostergren said...

Very cool! I think I see a pattern now. Many thanks!

Anonymous said...

Speechless !