Friday, March 18, 2016

Django Reinhardt 1939 (2)-1940 (1) - Intégrale, vol. 9

The present collection takes us from spring 1939 to the end of the following winter when war separated the Quintet's two soloists. They were to reunite at a later date, of course, but nothing was to be as before, as is the way of the world. As mentioned in the preceding boxed set, the original Quintet in its ultimate period of flamboyance appeared in a curious short-feature film intented to promote their forthcoming British tour in the summer of 1938. There is still a frustrating ambiguity as to the identity of the bassist in this clip. It was reckoned that the filming took place during around April 1938, when Roger Grasset should have logically filled this role, but the physiobnomy of the player on the retrieved rushes do not coincide. Some believe this mysterious personage to be Emmanuel Soudieux which would probably push the filming date forward to the following autumn (whereas the tour took place during the summer). Soudieux himself saw the film several years ago and confirmed that he did not participate in it, but was unable to recognize the musician. This hitch obviously impedes the precision of this collection - one can only hope that one day the missing snippets may be discovered in the British Film Institute and finally throw light on these point...
Adapted by Laure WRIGHT from the French text of Daniel NEVERS
© FRÉMEAUX & ASSOCIÉS SA, 1998

Django Reinhardt
H. C. Q. Strut
The Complete Django Reinhardt, vol. 9
(1939-1940)

Tracks

Cd. 1

REX STEWART AND HIS FEETWARMERS (1939)
1 Montmartre (Stewart)  2:23
2 Low Cotton (Stewart, Bigard, Taylor)  2:59
3 Finesse (Taylor)  2:19
4 I Know that you Know (Youmans)  2:32
5 Solid Old Man (Stewart)  3:02

QUINTETTE DU HOT CLUB DE FRANCE (1939)
6 My Melancholy Baby (Burnett, Norton)  2:46
7 Japanese Sandman (Whiting)  3:05
8 Tea for Two (Youmans)  3:12
9 I Wonder Where my Baby is Tonight (Donaldson)  2:44
10 Hungaria (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:45

ANDRÉ EKYAN ET SON ORCHESTRE (1939)
11 The Sheik (Snyder, Wheeler, Smith)  2:56

ANDRÉ EKYAN & DJANGO REINHARDT (1939)
12 Dream Ship (Romans) 2:47
13 I can’t Believe that You’re in Love with Me (McHugh)  2:18

ANDRÉ EKYAN ET SON ORCHESTRE (1939)
14 Dark Town Strutters’ Ball (Brooks)  2:31
15 Blues of Yesterday (Ekyan)  2:33

QUINTETTE DU HOT CLUB DE FRANCE (1939- ?)
16 Tiger Rag (radio) (La Rocca)  2:17

QUINTETTE DU HOT CLUB DE FRANCE (1939)
17 Stockholm (Reinhardt)  2:45
18 Younger Generation (Coward)  2:22

DJANGO REINHARDT (SOLO DE GUITARE/GUITAR SOLO) (1939)
19 I’ll see You in my Dreams (Jones, Kahn)  2:29
20 Echoes of Spain (Reinhardt)  3:05
21 Naguine (Reinhardt)  2:25

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Cd. 2

STÉPHANE GRAPPELLI & DJANGO REINHARDT (1939)
1 Out of Nowhere (Hayman, Green)  3:13
2 Baby (McHugh, Fields)  2:36

THE QUINTET OF THE HOT CLUB DE FRANCE (1939)
3 Undecided (Shavers, Robin)  2:29
4 H.C.Q. Strut (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:56
5 Don’t Worry about Me (Bloom, Koehler)  2:56
6 The Man I Love (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:10

GUS VISEUR & DJANGO REINHARDT (1940)
7 Daphné (Reinhardt)  2:23

GUS VISEUR, DJANGO REINHARDT & PHILIPPE BRUN (1940)
8 It Had to Be You (Jones, Kahn)  2:44

ARTHUR BRIGGS AND HIS ORCHESTRA (1940)
9 My Melancholy Baby (Burnett, Norton)  2:51
10 Braggin’ the Briggs (Briggs)  5:51
11 Sometimes I’m Happy (Youmans)  2:40
12 Scatter Brain (Bean, Masters, Burke)  2:17

ALIX COMBELLE AND HIS SWING BAND (1940)
13 Jumpin’ at the Woodside (Basie)  2:54
14 Week-End Stomp (Combelle)  2:46
15 Nerves and Fever (Gaudin)  3:21
16 Fast, slow, medium Tempo (Brun)  3:00
17 Panassié Stomp (Basie)  3:02
18 Rock-a-bye Basie (Basie, Collins, Young)  2:47

PHILIPPE BRUN AND HIS JAM BAND (1940)
19 Boogie Woogie (Smith)  5:23
20 Blue Skies (Berlin)  2:36
21 Stomp (Hampton)  2:16

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Personnel
Feat. Rex Stewart, Django Reinhardt, Billy Taylor, Stéphane Grappelli, Joseph Reinhardt, Pierre "Baro" Ferret, Emmanuel Soudieux, André Ekyan, Joe Turner, Lucien Simoens, Eugène "Nine" Vées, Beryl Davis, Gustave "Gus" "Tatave" Viseur, Arthur Briggs, Christian Wagner, Alix Combelle, Tony Rovira, Philippe Brun, etc...

Recorded between April 5, 1939 & February 22, 1940 (All titles recorded in Paris, except cd 2 #3-6, London).

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9 comments:

BlueNote97 said...

¡Hola, Mel!

Chaque jour tu es plus proche de la genialité. Si il y a une saison ideale pour ecouter le Maestro Django, ça c'est pendant les charmantes nuits de printemps.
Merci beaucoup.

jbea said...

Great stuff. Really appreciate access to good quality versions of this series.
Any chance of re-upping the older ones?
And is there any more to come?
Really appreciate you Blog Melancthon.
Some of the best Jazz available.

John

A Django and Jazz Guitar Lover

oldnick said...

Thank you Melanchthon. I too an enjoying the excellent sound and was unaware of this series of discs. Long may your blog prosper.

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woland said...

Thank you for this volume.

furnguy said...

thnx.

Luis said...

Thanks! One more that was missing in my collection...

mostergren said...

Pretty Awesome! I was missing this one. Thank You!