Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Django Reinhardt & Quintet of the Hot Club de France - Swing & HMV Sessions

With this rich collection of sides by Django Reinhardt from the vaults of HMV and Swing, you can instantly transport yourself to a small French café in the mid ‘30s, very near the beginning of his recording career, where dedicated fans discovered what made this extraordinary musician - the first real European jazz star — a raging sensation on both sides of the Atlantic. Musically, he was gifted in a way that seldom has been seen before or since these classic recordings were made. His ability to riff with abandon, without compromising expressiveness, was what appealed to audiences at the time, and he could count among his admirers Duke Ellington, Benny Carter, Coleman Hawkins and Eddie South. His group, co-led by violinist Stéphane Grappelli, was the celebrated Quintette du Hot Club de France, named for and initially sponsored by the society of French record collectors who made Hot Music a passionate and scholarly pursuit. This ensemble, as well as Reinhardt’s own playing, exhibited a keen sense of swing while blending the sound of a small Parisian café band. But this was Hot Music that later incorporated some extremely modern elements. Django, on first hearing Charlie Parker on record, is said to have dropped his head into his hands and moaned out of admiration and humility. He immediately began incorporating bop idioms and harmonies into his music. In turn, many bop musicians credit Django as an important influence. The recordings — 118 in all span Django’s most productive years (and Europe’s most painful and chaotic), from 1936 to 1948, and feature him performing solo guitar and in duet with Grappelli as well as with the quintet. The quintet, which included Joseph Reinhardt, Roger Chaput and later Pierre "Baro" Ferret on guitar and Louis Vola on bass, became internationally known for these exact recordings now available from Mosaic. They reveal Django’s power, his melodic abilities, and his skill at achieving, simultaneously, technical precision and deeply meaningful tonal nuances.

Source : http://www.mosaicrecords.com/prodinfo.asp?number=190-MD-CD

The Complete
Django Reinhardt
Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France

Swing/HMV Sessions
(1936-1948)


Tracks

Cd. 1

1 I’se A Muggin’ (Smith)  3:04
2 I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (McHugh, Fields)  3:20
3 Oriental Shuffle (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:37
4 After You’ve Gone (Creamer, Layton)  3:04
5 Are You In The Mood ?  (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:47
6 Limehouse Blues (Braham, Furber)  2:44
7 Nagasaki (Warren, Dixon)  2:47
8 Swing Guitars (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:23
9 Georgia On My Mind (Carmichael, Gorrell)  3:11
10 Shine (Dabney, Mack, Brown)  2:53
11 In The Still of The Night (Carmichael, Trent)  3:02
12 Sweet Chorus (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:42
13 Exactly Like You (McHugh, Fields)  2:27
14 Charleston (Mack, Johnson)  2:50
15 You’re Driving Me Crazy (Donaldson)  2:52
16 Tears (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:35
17 Solitude (Ellington, DeLange, Mills)  3:07
18 Hot Lips (Busse, Lange, Davis)  3:02
19 Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Razaf, Waller, Brooks)  2:51

*


Cd. 2

1 Rose Room (Hickman, Williams)  2:42
2 Body And Soul (Green-, Hayman, Sour, Eyton)  3:24
3 When Day Is Done (Katscher, De Sylva, Ballentine)  3:10
4 Runnin’ Wild (Wood, Gibbs, Grey)  2:52
5 Chicago (Fisher)  3:23
6 Liebestraum N° 3 (Liszt)  3:18
7 Miss Annabelle Lee (Clarke, Richman, Pollack)  2:46
8 A Little Love, A Little Kiss (Ropes, Silesu, Fysher)  3:16
9 Mystery Pacific (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:17
10 In A Sentimental Mood (Ellington, Kurtz, Mills)  2:58
11 The Sheik of Araby (Smith, Wheeler, Snyder)  3:03
12 I’ve Found A New Baby (Palmer, Williams)  2:00
13 Alabamy Bound (DeSylva, Brown, Henderson, Green)  2:47
14 Improvisation (Reinhardt)  2:54
15 Parfum (Reinhardt)  2:58
16 St. Louis Blues (Handy)  2:40
17 Bouncin’ Around (Deloof)  2:42
18 I’ve Found A New Baby (Palmer, Williams)  2:33
19 Brick Top (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  3:01
20 Speevy (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:50

*


Cd. 3

1 Minor Swing (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  3:13
2 Viper’s Dream (Allen)  3:13
3 Swingin’ With Django (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:48
4 Paramount Stomp (Reinhardt, Grappelli, Romans)  2:34
5 Bolero (Reinhardt)  4:01
6 Bolero [alt. take] (Reinhardt)  3:56
7 Mabel [alt. take] (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  4:01
8 Mabel (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  4:08
9 My Serenade (Reinhardt)  2:59
10 You Rascal You (Theard)  3:03
11 Stephen’s Blues (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  3:14
12 Sugar (Pinkard, Mitchell, Alexander)  3:01
13 Sweet Georgia Brown (Bernie, Pinkard, Casey)  3:14
14 Tea For Two (Caesar, Youmans)  2:47
15 Stockholm (Reinhardt)  2:45
16 Younger Generation (Coward)  2:22
17 I’ll See You In My Dreams (Jones, Kahn)  2:29
18 Echoes Of Spain (Reinhardt)  3:05
19 Out Of Nowhere (Green, Heyman)  3:13
20 Baby (McHugh, Fields)  2:35
21 Naguine (Reinhardt)  2:25

*


Cd. 4

1 Nuages (Reinhardt)  3:16
2 Rythme Futur (Reinhardt)  2:37
3 Begin the Beguine (Porter)  2:50
4 Blues (Reinhardt)  3:06
5 Coucou (Mathas, Feline)  2:39
6 Indecision (Undecided) (Shavers)  3:01
7 Swing 41 (Reinhardt)  3:05
8 Nuages (Reinhardt)  3:15
9 Pour vous (Exactly Like You) (Reinhardt)  3:05
10 Fantaisie sur une Danse Norvégienne (Grieg)  2:30
11 Vendredi 13 (Reinhardt)  3:01
12 Liebesfreud (Kreisler)  2:37
13 Mabel (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  3:16
14 Petits mensonges (Little White Lies) (Donaldson)  3:14
15 Les Yeux noirs (Dark Eyes) (trad.)  2:12
16 Sweet Sue, Just You (Young-W. Harris)  2:48
17 Swing de Paris (Reinhardt)  3:00
18 Oiseaux des Îles (Reinhardt)  2:48
19 All Of Me (Marks, Simons)  2:46

*



Cd. 5

1 Festival Swing (Combelle, Combelle)  4:07
2 Dinette (Reinhardt)  2:48
3 Crépuscule (Reinhardt, Blanche)  2:58
4 Swing 42 (Reinhardt, Riesner)  2:45
5 Festival Swing 1942, Part. 2 (Rostaing)  3:38
6 Belleville (Reinhardt)  2:29
7 Lentement Mademoiselle ((Reinhardt)  3:15
8 Douce ambiance (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:17
9 Manoir de mes Rêves (Reinhardt)  3:17
10 Oui (Combelle, Gasté)  2:06
11 Cavalerie (Reinhardt)  2:33
12 Fleur d'ennui (Reinhardt, Blanche)  2:30
13 Blues Clair (Reinhardt)  3:00
14 Improvisation N° 3 Part. 1 (Reinhardt)  2:59
15 Improvisation N° 3 Part. 2 (Reinhardt)  2:44
16 Coquette (Lombardo, Green, Kahn)  3:00
17 Django’s Tiger (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:35
18 Embraceable You (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:06
19 Echoes Of France (La Marseillaise) (Rouget de I’lsle)  2:44

*

Cd. 6

1 Swingtime in Springtime (Reinhardt)  2:50
2 Yours and Mine (Freed, Brown)  2:54
3 On The Sunny Side Of The Street (Fields, McHugh)  2:46
4 I Won’t Dance (Kern, Fields, McHugh, Harbach, Hammerstein)  2:50
5 R-Vingt-Six (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:27
6 How High The Moon (Hamilton, Lewis)  2:29
7 Lover Man (Davis, Ramirez, Sherman)  3:12
8 Blue Lou (Sampson, Mills)  2:16
9 Blues (Reinhardt)  2:35
10 What is This Thing Called Love ? (Porter)  2:10
11 Ol’ Man River (Kern, Hammerstein)  2:40
12 Si tu savais (Ulmer, Antoni, Salvet)  2:45
13 Eveline (Grappelli)  2:15
14 Diminushing (Reinhardt)  3:18
15 Mike (Reinhardt)  2:47
16 Oh, Lady Be Good (Gershwin, Gershwin)  2:56
17 Festival 48 (Reinhardt)  2:36
18 Fantaisie (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:51
19 Brick Top (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  3:03
20 Just for Fun (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  3:05
21 To Each His Own/Symphonie (Evans, Livingston, Alstone, Lawrence)  3:02

*

Personnel
[Cd. 1, # 1-6]
Stéphane Grappelli - vl
Django Reinhardt - g
Joseph Reinhardt - g
Pierre Ferret - g
Lucien Simoens - b
Freddy Taylor - vcl [# 1, 2 & 4]
Recorded in Paris ; May 4, 1936
[Cd. 1, # 7-12]
Same as above, except

Louis Vola - b, replaces Simoens
Recorded in Paris ; October 15, 1936
[Cd. 1, # 13-17]
Same as above, except

Joseph Reinhardt - g [# 13 only]
Marcel Bianchi - g
Freddy Taylor is omitted
Recorded in Paris ; April 21, 1937
[Cd. 1, # 18 & 19 ; Cd. 2, # 1-3]
Same as above, except

Joseph Reinhardt is omitted
Recorded in Paris ; April 22, 1937
[Cd. 2, # 4-10]
Same as above
Recorded in Paris ; April 26, 1937
[Cd. 2, # 11-15]
Same as above
Recorded in Paris ; April 27, 1937
[Cd. 2, # 16 & 17]

Django Reinhardt - g
Louis Gasté - g
Eugène d'Hellemmes - b
Recorded in Paris ; September 9, 1937
[Cd. 2, # 18]

Django Reinhardt - g
Stéphane Grappelli - vl
Recorded in Paris ; September 29, 1937
[Cd. 2, # 19-20 ; Cd. 3, # 1 & 2]

Django Reinhardt - g
Stéphane Grappelli - vl
Joseph Reinhardt - g
Eugène Vées - g
Louis Vola - b
Recorded in Paris November 25, 1937
[Cd. 3, # 3 & 4]
Same as above, except

Michel Varlop - vl, is added
Recorded in Paris ; December 7, 1937
[Cd. 3, # 5-9]
Same as above, except

Michel Warlop - vl, is omitted
Recorded in Paris ; December 14, 1937
[Cd. 3, # 10-14]

Django Reinhardt - g
Stéphane Grappelli - vl & p [# 13]
Louis Vola - b
Recorded in Paris ; December 21, 1937
[Cd. 3, # 15-21]

Django Reinhardt - g
Stéphane Grappelli - vl
Eugène Vées - g
Pierre Ferret - b
Emmanuel Soudieux - b
Recorded in Paris ; June 30, 1939
[Cd. 4, # 1-6]

Django Reinhardt - g
Hubert Rostaing - cl & ts [# 1]
Joseph Reinhardt - g
Francis Luca - b
Pierre Fouad - dr
Josette Dayde - vcl [# 5 only]
Recorded in Paris ; October 1, 1940
[Cd. 4, # 7-16]
Same as above, except

Tony Rovira - b, replaces Luca
Alix Combelle - cl & ts, is added [# 7-9 & 11]
Josette Dayde is omitted
Recorded in Paris ; December 13, 1940
[Cd. 4, # 17-19]
Same as above
Recorded in Paris ; December 17, 1940
[Cd. 5, # 1]
[Collective personnel, see the complete artwork]
Recorded in Paris ; December 26, 1940
[Cd. 5, # 2-4]

Hubert Rostaing - cl
Django Reinhardt - g
Eugène Vées - g
Tony Rovira - b
Pierre Fouad - dr
Recorded in Paris ; September 11, 1941
[Cd. 5, # 5]
[Collective personnel, see the complete artwork]
Recorded in Paris ; September 28, 1941
[Cd. 5, # 6 & 7]

Hubert Rostaing - cl
Django Reinhardt - g
Eugène Vées - g
Emmanuel Soudieux - b
André Jourdan - dr
Recorded in Paris ; March 31, 1942
[Cd. 5, # 8-11]

Django Reinhardt - g
André Lluis - cl
Gérard Leveque - cl
Eugène Vées - g
Jean Storne - b
Gaston Léonard - dr
Recorded in Paris ; February 17, 1943
[Cd. 5, # 12-15]
Same as above, except

André Lluis is omitted
Redorded in Paris ; February 26, 1943
[Cd. 5, # 16-19]

Django Reinhardt - g
Stéphane Grappelli - vl
Jack Llewelyn - g
Allan Hodgkiss - g
Coleridge Goode - b
Recorded in London ; January 31, 1946
[Cd. 6, # 1-4]

Django Reinhardt - g
Hubert Rostaing - cl & as
Jacques Diéval - p
Lucien Simoens - b
Arthur Motta - dr
Recorded in Paris ; May 15, 1946
[Cd. 6, # 5-9]

Django Reinhardt - g
Stéphane Grappelli - vl
Joseph Reinhardt - g
Jean Ferret - g
Emmanuel Soudieux - b
Recorded in Paris ; March 26, 1947
[Cd. 6, # 10-14]
Same as above, except

Eugène Vées - g, replaces Ferret
Fred Ermelin - b, replaces Soudieux
Recorded in Paris ; November 14, 1947
[Cd. 6, # 15-21]
Same as above, except

Challin Ferret - g, replaces Vées
Emmanuel Soudieux - b, replaces Ermelin
Recorded in Paris ; March 10, 1948

26 comments:

Nigel said...

The 1936-1937 HMV and Swing material on this set sounds, to my ears anyway, significantly clearer and better transferred than on the JSP set done by John R.T. Davies and Ted Kendall (much as I appreciate their work in documenting Django and getting some decent CDs on the market at a time when Django was very poorly represented on CD). I'm betting the Mosaic just had access to source materials that nobody else had access to.

The Irate Pirate said...

aaaaaammmmmmmmmaaaaaaazzzzzzzziiiiiiinnnnnnnngggggggg!!!!!!!!!

nlpiterw said...

Thankx you for all your work to do this.

PlantDoctor53 said...

Hi Mel - is there any chance of your re-upping CD2 of this series? Rapid says it is no longer available. Thanks.

Melanchthon said...

Yes, I can

PlantDoctor53 said...

Thank you very much! My Mom is from Paris during the war years - she will love this collection.

Melanchthon said...

artwork
http://www120.zippyshare.com/v/bgAuk4WL/file.html
http://www120.zippyshare.com/v/YTXmWOSk/file.html

Cd. 1 & 2
http://www51.zippyshare.com/v/QeoumfWm/file.html
http://www51.zippyshare.com/v/oBQpp0zA/file.html
http://www51.zippyshare.com/v/oPxXrnO0/file.html
http://www51.zippyshare.com/v/xvXpC6fu/file.html

Cd. 3 & 4
http://www51.zippyshare.com/v/lk0bwYJ6/file.html
http://www51.zippyshare.com/v/mKOqI6uO/file.html
http://www51.zippyshare.com/v/JCN8PJEp/file.html
http://www51.zippyshare.com/v/s9Oqd8n5/file.html

Cd. 5 & 6
http://www51.zippyshare.com/v/m1VW0zmc/file.html
http://www51.zippyshare.com/v/OWb79Qdt/file.html
http://www51.zippyshare.com/v/THDTWajy/file.html
http://www51.zippyshare.com/v/eSib9IPa/file.html

slr in tx said...

C'estmagnifique! Merci, Mel.

Could you be persuaded to re-up the Jess Stacy sides with George Van Eps?

francisco santos said...

BIG THX!...

mostergren said...

I love you. I love Django. And I love Zippy.

Fred Archtop said...

This post is just to good to be true. Thanks for your generosity Mel.

Anonymous said...

Merci bien, comme d'habitude

neil said...

AWE-SOME, mel; mes sincères remerciements...

deGallo said...

Thank you.

Tom Billisson said...

Fabulous. Thank you.

Otis Foster said...

Many thanks melanchthon

Kovina Kris said...

My first reaction to this post, honestly, was "I don't think I need any more Django than I've already got." Then I see that it is a Mosaic boxed set and my reaction is "Whoa, I gotta get this for sure". I have never seen a Mosaic box that was anything but awesome. Thank you very much for this huge and important post, Mel!

ProfessorCalculus said...

Fantaaaaaaaaaaaaastic. Thanks Mel.

Ананасий Непитин said...

great. simply great.
thanks a lot, dear Mel.

adakun said...

Excelente siempre, gracias Mel.

daniel genovese said...

Thank you.

agmosk said...

Better sound than the JSPs?! Thank you,Mel.

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Hi,
Marvellous flac, marvellous post, Marvellous everything.
Thank you very much Mel!
Pedro

. said...

Thank you so much for this jaw-droppingly great set! I've never heard Django sound this good before. And thank you for introducing me to Johnny Smith - an absolute revelation.

Love the blog. Love it, love it. love it! (and the Zippy links ...)

Anonymous said...

Terrific, many thanks.

Dubley

The Jackal said...

Dear Mel,

This month of May has been a musical avalanche.
Eternally grateful