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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Django Reinhardt 1950 (2)-1953 & Compléments - Intégrale, vol. 19 & 20

Django Reinhardt was hardly a begrudging sort but he surely blasted a few times during his Latin sojourn in spring 1950 as things were not always to his liking. Working at the 'Open Gate', a select club for jet-setters was not particulary exciting and the gentlefolk in question were not all that attentive. But the money wasn't bad, as long as the music was not too loud and the theme tune of The Third Man was played two or three times per night. Moreover, that spring was exceptionally rainy, preventing the art-loving guuitarist from strolling around the city, paint-brushes tucked under his arm. As the drummer of the quintet, Roger Paraboschi, recalled, everything was so damp, even the premises where they sometimes recorded for the RAI, the National Italian Radio, so he had difficulty in correctly adjusting the skins on his drums...
Adapted by Laure WRIGHT from the French text of Daniel NEVERS
© FRÉMEAUX & ASSOCIES, 2004.

Django Reinhardt
Troublant Boléro
The Complete Django Reinhardt, vol. 19
(1950-1952)

Tracks


Cd. 1


DJANGO REINHARDT ET LE QUINTETTE DU HOT CLUB DE FRANCE
(Rome Sessions - Radio- 1950)
1 Artillerie Lourde (Reinhardt)  3:43
2 St James Infirmary (Primerose)  2:33
3 C Jam Blues (Ellington)  3:32
4 Honeysuckle Rose (Waller, Razaf)  3:34
5 Rêverie (Debussy, arr. Reinhardt)  3:03
6 Black Night (Reinhardt)  3:33
7 Boogie-woogie (Smith)  3:25

DJANGO REINHARDT - Interwiew (1950)
8 Benny Goodman à Paris (itw Django Reinhardt)  1:13

DJANGO REINHARDT - soli de guitare (1950)
9 Belleville (Reinhardt)   7:18
10 Nuages (Reinhardt)  7:00

DJANGO REINHARDT & L'ORCHESTRE SYMPHONIQUE NATIONAL - Dir.
WAL-BERG (Radio - 1951)

11 Troublant Boléro (Reinhardt)  4:30

SOIREE INAUGURALE DU "CLUB SAINT-GERMAIN" (1951)
12 Soirée Inaugurale Du "Club St-Germain" (présentation A. Francis)  0:52

DJANGO REINHARDT & L'ORCHESTRE D'HUBERT FOL AU CLUB

SAINT-GERMAIN (Radio 1951)
13 Dream Of You (Lunceford, Olivier, Moran)  5:30
14 Manoir De Mes Rêves (Reinhardt)  3:56
15 I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (McHugh, Fields)  4:40
16 Air Mail Special (Goodman, Mundy, Christian)  4:10

GEORGES PATRICK & DJANGO REINHARDT - Interwiew (1951)
17 Georges Patrick parle de la Peinture de Django  1:40

DJANGO REINHARDT & L'ORCHESTRE D'HUBERT FOL (1951)
18 Margie (Robinson, Conrad)  3:07
19 Diminishing Blackness (Reinhardt)  2:37

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Cd. 2

DJANGO REINHARDT & L'ORCHESTRE D'HUBERT FOL AU CLUB
SAINT-GERMAIN (Radio 1951)
1 Lover (Rodgers, Hart)  3:01
2 Nuages (Reinhardt)  3:55
3 Impromptu (Reinhardt)  5:10

DJANGO REINHARDT & SON QUINTETTE (Decca Sessions - 1951)
4 Double Whisky (Reinhardt)  2:54
5 Dream Of You (Lunceford, Olivier, Moran)  3:14
6 Impromptu (Reinhardt)  2:43
7 Vamp (Reinhardt)  2:34

DJANGO REINHARDT & SON ORCHESTRE A CORDES (Radio - 1951)
8 Annonce et Nuages (Reinhardt)  0:30
9 Annonce et Troublant Boléro (Reinhardt)  4:20

DJANGO REINHARDT & SON QUINTETTE (Decca Sessions - 1952)
10 Keep Cool (Fol)  3:03
11 Flèche d’Or (Reinhardt)  2:58
12 Troublant Boléro (Reinhardt)  3:32
13 Nuits De Saint-Germain-Des-Prés (Reinhardt)  3:06

BANDE DU FILM "LA ROUTE DU BONHEUR" (1952)
14 Nuits De Saint-Germain-Des-Prés (Reinhardt)  1:43

DJANGO REINHARDT AVEC AIME BARELLI & SON ORCHESTRE AU "REX"
(Radio - 1952)

15 Annonce et Yesterdays (Kern)  3:21
16 Lover (Rogers, Hart)  3:12

JAM SESSION AU "REX" (Radio - 1952)
17 Blues (Jam Session)  4:04

DJANGO REINHARDT - Interwiew by DOLLY STEINER (1952)
18 Django Reinhardt parle de sa Peinture  0:55

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In the last six years of Django Reinhardt's life, from his return from the American continent in 1947 until his death in 1953, the artist obviously rubbed shoulders with a number of American jazzmen, who had returned to Europe once the hostilities had ended. Among them were some old pals such as Rex Stewart, Coleman Hawkins, 'Big Boy' Goudie and Bill Coleman, not to mention Ellington and his team. He also met several big names of what was already considered as 'classical' jazz, who he had hitherto known through their discs including Roy Eldridge, Sidney Bechet and Benny Goodman. And then there were those boasting their own idiolect and who attracted the curious, one nonchalant ferreter being Django - Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Fats Navarro, Sonny Stitt, Bud Powell, Kenny Clarke and a few others...
Adapted by Laure WRIGHT from the French text of Daniel NEVERS
© FRÉMEAUX & ASSOCIES, 2005.

Django Reinhardt
Pour que ma vie demeure
The Complete Django Reinhardt, vol. 20
(1953 & Compléments [1927-1947])

Tracks

Cd. 1

DJANGO A LA RADIO

1 Interview & Yesterdays (Kern)  2:26

DJANGO REINHARDT & SON QUINTETTE (Session Decca)
2 Crazy Rhythm (Caesar, Meyer, Kahn)  3:07
3 Anouman (Reinhardt)  2:44
4 Fine and Dandy (James, Swift)  3:10
5 D. R. Blues (Reinhardt)  3:08

DJANGO REINHARDT avec TONY PROTEAU & SON ORCHESTRE AU "REX" (radio)
6 Annonce & Time after time (Styne, Chaplin)  3:00
7 Blues (Trad.)  2:50

JAM SESSION AU "REX" (radio)
8 Fine and Dandy [incomplet] (James, Swift)  7:16

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DJANGO REINHARDT & SES RYTHMES (session clef/Blue Star)
9 Blues for Ike (Reinhardt)  3:20
10 September Song (Weill, Anderson)  2:33
11 Night and Day (Porter)  2:50
12 Insensiblement (Misraki)  3:06
13 Manoir de mes rêves (Reinhardt)  2:35
14 Nuages (Reinhardt)  3:15
15 Brazil (Barreso)  2:25
16 Confessin’ (Neiburg, Daugherty, Reynolds)  3:57

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DJANGO REINHARDT (Session Decca)
17 Le Soir (Gasté)  2:55
18 Chez moi (Misraki)  2:57
19 I Cover The Waterfront (Heyman, Green)  3:24
20 Deccaphonie (Reinhardt)  3:47

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COMPLEMENTS

(1928-1933)

L’ACCORDEONISTE ALEXANDER (1928)
21 La Pergola (Bondot)  2:25
22 Déception d’amour (Pourville, Silvestri)  2:30

GUÉRINO & SON ORCHESTRE DE LA BOITE A MATELOTS (1933)
23 Ensemble (Marching along together) (Steininger)  3:05
24 Pluie de printemps (Guerino, Golfier)  2:47

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Cd. 2

COMPLEMENTS
(1935-1947)

ARTHUR BRIGGS & SON ORCHESTRE (1935)

1 Bright Eyes (Motzan)  2:49

QUINTETTE DU HOT CLUB DE FRANCE (1935)
2 Chinatown, my Chinatown [version I] (Jerome, Schwartz)  2:44
3 Chinatown, my Chinatown [version II] (Jerome, Schwartz)  2:47

FREDDY TAYLOR & HIS ORCHESTRA (1935)
4 How Come You do me Like You Do ? (Austin, ergere)  3:27

MICHELINE DAY & SON QUATUOR SWING (1937)
5 Y a du soleil dans la boutique (Mireille, Nohain)  3:00
6 Chéri, est-ce tu m’aimes ? (Cocatrix, Sarbib)  3:28

DJANGO REINHARDT with DUKE ELLINGTON & HIS ORCHESTRA (1946)
7 Ride, Red, Ride (Millinder, Mills)  2:44

QUINTETTE DU HOT CLUB DE FRANCE (Radio - 1947)
8 Quelquefois (pour que ma vie demeure) (Reinhardt)  4:25

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LA FAMILLE & LES AMIS


ENSEMBLE SWING JO REINHARDT (1942)
9 Pam pam (Leyraux)  2:46
10 Fantasque (Leyraux)  2:41

JOSEPH REINHARDT avec GUS VISEUR & SON ORCHESTRE (1942)

11 Swing 42 (Reinhardt)  2:40

JOSEPH REINHARDT & SON ENSEMBLE (1943-1944)

12 Un peu de rêve (Reinhardt)  2:58
13 Douce Georgette (Sweet Georgia Brown) (Berine, Pinkard, Casey)  2:33
14 Odette (Reinhardt)  2:50
15 Dernier soir (Reinhardt, Salvet)  2:40

HENRI "LOUSSON" BAUMGARTNER-REINHARDT QUARTET (1966)
16 Love Is Here To Stay (Gershwin)  1:56

TRIO FERRET - Avec & sans GUS VISEUR (1938-39)
17 Daphné (Reinhardt)  2:53
18 Gin-Gin (Reinhardt)  3:04

SARANE FERRET (1940 ou 1941)
19 Choti (Reinhardt)  2:28

BARO & SARANE FERRET avec TONY MURENA & SON ENSEMBLE SWING (1941)
20 Gitan Swing (Murena, Ferret)  2:45

STEPHANE GRAPPELLY & HIS QUARTET (1941)
21 Dinah (Akst, Lewis, Young)  3:10

LOUIS VOLA DEL QUINTETO DEL HOT CLUB DE FRANCIA (1944)
22 Te veo in mis suenos (I’ll See You in my Dreams) (Jones, Kahn)  2:53

OSCAR ALEMAN Y SU ORQUESTRA DE JAZZ (1953)
23 Daphné (Reinhardt)  1:47

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Personnel
Featuring Django Reinhardt, Maurice Vander, Roger Guérin, Guy Paquinet, Claude Bolling, Pierre Michelot, Jean-Louis Viale, Martial Solal, "Tarteboule", Hubert Fol, Gus Viseur, Sarane Ferret, Baro Ferret, Tony Murena, Joseph Reinhardt, Hubert Rostaing, Emmanuel Soudieux, Oscar Aleman, Stéphane Grappelli, Duke Ellington, etc...

Recorded between July 1928 & April 8, 1953

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Monday, June 24, 2013

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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Friday, March 8, 2013

Les Frères Ferret - Baro, Sarane & Matelo (1938-1956)

You're a good man, Charlie Brown... Long before Charlie came along, the good man/nice guy was Pierre-Jean “Matelo” Ferret (1918-1989). Everybody said so. He was a player all his life, and spent sixty years in the devoted service of the muse Euterpe. He played behind his brothers but, according to Michel-Claude Jalard, he was right at the forefront of the newly-blossoming jazz scene, which bathed in the splendour of a new sunrise over virgin land. The scene had Django Reinhardt, of course, an unavoidable sight, but also the guitarists of Parker and Gillespie, integrated into their groups and the bands of those who copied them, filled with enthusiasm for their leaders' revolutionary concepts: Remo Palmieri, Arvin Garrison, Barney Kessel, Billy Bauer, Barry Galbraith... they brought innovation to the way they accompanied musicians, encouraging them on the road to buried treasures. Pierre (the name on his birth certificate) Jean (the name that was convenient) “Matelo” (to his friends) Ferret was born in Rouen on December 1st 1918. For people called Ferret, everything that concerned music in general, and the guitar in particular, was family business. Bandurria, banjo, guitars Spanish or Russian, mandolin, all the instruments that use a plectrum, please stand up and be counted... Teenager Matelo did the same as his brothers and sought out the accordionists whose Saturday nights and Sunday matinees were delights for crowds of workers who didn't have work, and also those more used to taking things easy, layabouts and others allergic to or disgusted by hard work to the point where they made a living out of anything that came to hand and didn't show much shame for it. Life was like Becker's film "Casque d'Or", with easy money and a waltzing proletariat. Matelo later made his own regular contribution to the spruce orchestras led by renowned accordionists who swung both ways (meaning musette and jazz), mainly Gus Viseur and Jo Privat, but first Matelo showed his mettle on December 5th 1935 (for Gramophone) alongside Louis Richardet, an ace of the "piano with braces" who had many contacts in "hot jazz" circles. So, what with Richardet (sometimes Americanized as "Richard Day") wanting to certify his accordion as an instrument of virtue, he was keeping company with Michel Warlop (violin), the leader, Sarane and Matelo Ferret plus Jean Maille (guitars) and bassist Jean Storne. Matelo was barely 17 years old! Strange Harmony, Double Trouble (Ça me tracasse), Sérénade and the previously-unreleased Chasing Shadows (Mirage) were recorded. Thus did Matelo Ferret celebrate his official arrival in the Swing Era. In France he was one of its representative elements, but not only that; the young gypsy had other strings to his bow, or guitar, if you prefer. He lived in the same hotel as Reinhardt, and even if meeting Django did decide his future, Matelo had just been hired by the Rumanian violinist Ionel Bajâc, and he joined his Tsigane orchestra at the “Casanova”, where he was initiated into the treasures of central European folk music by dulcimer-virtuoso Nitza Codolban.
On December 15th, after a rude autumn, Matelo went to do his first record-session under his own name leading a “sixtette” in which the Gypsy Royal and the Monarch of Swing buttered up to one another. The content was Django (Reinhardt), whilst the form was Benny (Goodman). Out of torment was born a new Union: one Gypsy (Matelo), one Belgian (Martens), two Caribbeans (Siobud and Bourgarel), one Parisian (Duchossoir) and a man born on the Riviera (Fabre). Clarinet, vibraphone, solo guitar, rhythm guitar, contrabass, drums... Benny Goodman's famous sextet-records must have been heard by Matelo Ferret despite the embargo on discs “made in the USA” ! And yet this intriguing “sixtette” can be considered a deliberate extension, an electrified stretching, of the new shape taken on by the Quintette of the H.C.F., where the vibraphone, the latest fashionable instrument to be a synonym for progress, delivered its part of modernism to the centre of a well-established tradition. Jeannot-the-Gypsy didn't mind this kind of upheaval at all, as long as it swept out the dust of habit like a new broom. In December '43 Pierre-Jean Ferret and his “sixtette” paid tribute to Django Reinhardt playing two of his compositions, Swing Guitars and Swing 42 (Swing Rêverie), plus Vincent Scotto's La Vipère du Trottoir and also Le Rapide. Matelo Ferret dipped into jazz on many occasions. Pre-war, when the music of Harlem was swinging through Montmartre and Montparnasse at night, Matelo had already been spotted where it counted, at “Jimmy's” for example, a jazzy club that brightened Django up considerably; its “jams” burned like coals, with “hot” rhythms for dance-nuts where the “Frenchies” could measure up to visitors from America (still a provider of dreams), men whose names were Bill Coleman, Eddie South, Benny Carter... Michel Warlop had huge esteem for Matelo and took him on as a rhythm guitarist with his famous string septet, bolstered by Gaston Durand (Harmoniques, Kermesse, Aisément, Tempête sur les Cordes - Swing, 1941). Both these cronies met up again later with André Ekyan, in whose band they showed the same rhythmical verve (Standard Swing, Etude rythmique, Tcha-tcha, Ekyanologie - Odéon, 1942). Like his elder brother Baro before him in the years before the debacle, Matelo Ferret was one of the Q.H.C.F. when it reformed in 1947, after its two main protagonists fell into each other's arms again.
Matelo continued recording for EMI (under his Pierre-Jean Ferret identity) during the Fifties, and did so regularly later, though not always under the best conditions. Once again, jazz had to take turns with the hits of the day and, like those of his brother Sarane, most of the tunes originally released as 78's found their way onto “Ambiance” LPs with names like “Votre Dîner en Musique” (Columbia 33 FSX 105) or “Votre Thé en Musique” (Columbia 33 FSX 108), mixed up with performances from all sorts of trashy dance-bands so that the best parts went almost unnoticed by guitar-fans. This same series produced the indestructible Louise by Whiting & Robin, and Dors, dors, dors, ["Sleep, Sleep, Sleep"] — the kind of reaction you can justify after a turbulent night; and just when his son Jean-Jacques “Boulou” Ferret was being born, the series also produced a title written by his father, Boulou Boogie. There were other compositions by Matelo Ferret: Guitar Boogie (no relation to the Arthur Smith tune), smitten with freedom, is a model of a blues-improvisation; a Matelo's Guitar Blues at its virtual apogee; and Roule ta Bosse [literally, "Show someone you've been around"], a title with a lot of meaning for gypsy-travellers who could never stay still and longed to see what the other side of the fence had to offer. Who played with Matelo ? That's a good question and there's still no good answer, because there's no trace of them ; probably they included Lucien Gallopain on rhythm guitar, an old chum from the Occupation years, and also Jean Bonal, who'd arrived with the Parisian “nouvelle vague” of liberated jazzmen. Matelo Ferret recorded again on March 14th 1955 with a quartet : a few interesting improvisations on such imperishable jazz standards as l Surrender Dear, Out Of Nowhere and Pennies From Heaven, plus a lovely tune written by Matelo, Djoungalo ; most likely, the pianist here was Jacky Cnudde, a man who was quite disciplined alongside Alix Combelle and Jean Bonal (Quartet-Club de France), but who completely lost it when he discovered Thelonious Monk... the shock was enormous, and Jacky became one of Monk's premier disciples with the Jazz Modernisticks group (B. Monville, G. Rovère, C. Saudrais) that appeared at the “Riverside” in the Latin Quarter. There's some doubt over the other participants, but Ferret possibly brought in Pierre Michelot and J.L. Viale, both of them highly-appreciated studio-musicians.  At the risk of repeating myself, I say without hesitation that dreams are the most extraordinary adventures within Man's immediate reach, and that if the Ferret brothers have one major, cardinal virtue, then it is the ability to bring you dreams, as many as you like : their spellbinding fingers pluck notes of enchantment as if saying the rosary, and the magical strings of their Faerie guitars are a world of marvels, a legendary world with more life in it than the real one.
Captain Peter Smithy (Pierre Lafargue) Daybreak Gate (2004-2007)
English translation Martin Davies 
© 2009 Frémeaux & Associés

Source : http://www.fremeaux.com/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.livrets&content_id=4931&product_id=1122&category_id=64

Les Frères Ferret
Baro, Sarane, Matelo
"Les Gitans de Paris"
1938-1956

Tracks

Cd. 1

LE TRIO FERRET
1 Ma Théo (Garcia)  3’02
2 Gin Gin (Reinhardt)  3’06
3 La Valse des Niglos (Malha)  3’10
4 Ti-pi-tin (Grever, Leveen)  2’41

ALBERT FERRERI ET LE TRIO FERRET
5 Exactly Like You (Fields, McHugh)  2’39
6 Wind and Strings (Andalousie) (Ferret, Viseur)  2’40

GUS VISEUR'S MUSIC
7 Wind and Strings (Andalousie) (Ferret, Viseur)  3’12

GUS VISEUR ET SON ORCHESTRE
8 Swing Valse (Ferret, Viseur)  2’31

SARANE FERRET ET LE SWING QUINTETTE DE PARIS
9 Miami (Ferret)  2’37
10 Septembre (Ferret)  2’51
11 Blue Guitare (Ferret)  2’32
12 Swing Star (Ferret)  2’51
13 Swing 39 (Reinhardt)  2’54
14 Cocktail-Swing (Ferret)  2’43
15 Deux Guitares (trad.)  2’25
16 Tiger Rag (LaRocca)  2’20 

SARANE FERRET ET LE QUINTETTE DE PARIS
17 Royal Blue (Ferret)  3’09
18 Surprise-Party (Ferret)  3’00
19 Daphné (Reinhardt)  2’37
20 Hungaria (Reinhardt)  2’52
21 Lucky (Ferret)  2’36



Cd. 2

SARANE FERRET ET LE QUINTETTE DE PARIS
1 Studio 28 (Ferret)  2’49
2 Folies-Bergère (Ferret)  3’05
3 Sex-Appeal (Ferret)  3’04

ANDRE EKYAN ET SON SWINGTETTE
4 Standard Swing (Ekyan, Bazin)  2’22
5 Etude Rythmique (Ekyan)  2’52

JEAN "MATELO" FERRET ET SON SIXTETTE
6 Swing Guitare (Swing Guitars) (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2’42
7 La Vipère du trottoir (Scotto)  2’31
8 Le Rapide (Ferret)  2’48
9 Swing 42 (Swing Rêverie) (Reinhardt)  2’50

SARANE FERRET ET SON QUARTETTE
10 J’en ai marre (Yvain, Arnould, Willemetz)  2’55
11 I Can’t Give You Anything But Love (Fields, McHugh)  3’02

SARANE FERRET ET SON QUINTETTE DE PARIS
12 Folie Douce (Erdan, arr. Ferret)  2’16
13 Swing 47 (Erdan, arr. Ferret)  2’22
14 Pacific Boogie (Erdan, arr. Ferret)  2’20
15 I Should Care (Cahn, Stordhal, Weston)  2’35

PIERRE "BARO" FERRET ET SON ENSEMBLE
16 Panique (Ferret)  2’30
17 La Folle (Ferret)  2’09

JEAN "MATELO" FERRET ET SON ENSEMBLE
18 Guitare Boogie (Ferret)  3’02

JEAN "MATELO" FERRET ET SON QUARTETTE
19 I Surrender Dear (Barris, Clifford)  2’56
20 Out of Nowhere (Green, Heyman)  2’56
21 Djoungalo (Ferret)  2’10
22 Pennies From Heaven (Johnston, Burke)  2’05

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Cd. 3

TONY MURENA ET SON ENSEMBLE SWING
1 Madam’s (Murena, Fontaine)  2’41
2 Tout n’est pas perdu (Richardet)  2’40
3 Avenir (Murena, Ferrari)  2’51
4 Pacific (Murena)  2’31

ANDRE EKYAN ET SON SWINGTETTE
5 Tcha–Tcha (Ferret, Durand)  2’13

PIERRE "BARO" FERRET ET SON ENSEMBLE
6 Dinalie Mineure (Ferret, Privat)  2’15
7 Turbulente Zoé (Ferret)  2’36

JEAN "MATELO" FERRET ET SON ENSEMBLE
8 Roule ta bosse (Ferret)  2’59
9 Dors, dors, dors (Ferret)  2’46

SARANE FERRET ET LE QUINTETTE DE PARIS
10 Royal Blue (Ferret)  2’51
11 Au temps de la Cour (Mozart)  1’57
12 Nuages (Reinhardt)  2’58
13 Minor Swing (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2’22
14 Viper Drink (Viper’s Dream) (Allen, Scott, Scott, Mann, Frye)  2’35
15 White Christmas (Berlin)  2’22
16 Mon Rancho (Verdu, Fuggi)  2’36
17 Nuits d’Italie (Privat, Ricard)  2’27

SARANE FERRET ET SON ORCHESTRE
18 Le Rock ça chauffe (Gautier)  3’05
19 L’Homme du bar (Ulmer)  3’22
20 Studio 28 (Ferret)  2’18
21 Miami (Ferret)  2’54

GUS VISEUR ET LE TRIO FERRET
22 Swing Cocktail (Viseur)  3:05

Bonus Track *

*

Personnel
Feat. Pierre "Baro" Ferret, Jean "Matelo" Ferret, Etienne "Sarane" Ferret, Gus Viseur, Challain Ferret, André Ekyan, Jo Privat, Maurice Speilleux, Anndré Lluis, Pierre Fouad, Jean Maille, "Raton"..., Georges Effrosse, Lucien Simoëns, Jacques Montagne, etc. etc...

Recorded between September 28, 1938 & December 19, 1956.


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

See also : http://www.fremeaux.com/index.php?
option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.livrets&content_id=4931&product_id=1122&category_id=64

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Gus Viseur - Compositions (1934-1942)

French musette accordion (with its very strong Italian roots) was, till very recently a grossly neglected splendor of 20th century urban music. The phenomenal Gus Viseur played musette with the best besides helping to create the accordion-jazz style called manouche. There's a generous selection of fine music on the Viseur collection (which includes other musicians playing his pieces). Gorgeous music, wonderful mastering, fine notes.
John Storm Roberts

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/compositions-1934-1942-r233166

Gus Viseur
Compositions
(1934-1942)

Tracks

1 Jeannette (Ferrari, Viseur)  2:29
2 Flambée Montalbanaise (Viseur)  2:41
3 Winds and Strings (Andalouise) (Ferret, Viseur)  3:15
4 Douce Joie (Viseur)  3:04
5 Anomalie (Géo, Viseur)  3:00
6 Automne (Viseur)  2:20
7 Soir de Venise (Viseur)  2:52
8 Soir de Dispute (Morino, Viseur)  2:26
9 Philippe's Stomp (Viseur)  2:42
10 Souvenir de Bruxelles (Viseur)  2:47
11 L' Incomprise (Viseur)  3:10
12 Swing Accordéon (Stower, Viseur)  2:22
13 Swing Valse (Ferret, Viseur)  2:30
14 Matelotte (Viseur)  3:19
15 Gracieusette (Viseur)  2:38
16 Josette (Viseur)  2:54
17 L' Imprévu (Colombo, Viseur)  2:56
18 Jeannette (Ferrari, Viseur)  2:58

Personnel
Featuring Gus Viseur, Pierre "Baro" Ferret, Jean "Matelo" Ferret, Etienne "Sarane" Ferret, Challain Ferret, Maurice Speilleux, Joseph Reinhardt, Marius Coste, Philippe Brun, Joseph Solero, Tony Murena, André Lluis, Joseph Colombo, Tito Colombo, etc...

Recorded in Paris and Bruxelles ; between 1934 & November 5, 1942

Gus Viseur

The French accordion master Gus Viseur began performing on the streets of Paris in fairs and markets and eventually worked his way into the cabaret and nightclubs. During his influential career he ended up backing "the Sparrow" Edith Piaf and performing with the legendary Hot Club of France Quintet. He helped create the accordion-jazz style known as manouche.
Zac Johnson
Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:jbfuxqwgldfe

Gus Viseur
De Clichy a Broadway

Tracks

1 Le Bal du P'tit Jardin (Pommes) 2:10
2 Jeannette (Ferrari, Viseur) 2:05
3 El Victor (Baselli, Viseur) 2:32
4 Paso del Fuego (Baselli, Viseur) 2:18
5 Ballade Rabouine (Baselli, Viseur) 2:18
6 5 Juin (Viseur) 2:05
7 Nuages (Reinhardt) 3:11
8 Lorsque Django Jouait (Chaput) 2:42
9 Swing Valse (Ferret, Viseur) 2:45
10 Flambée Montalbanaise (Cayla, Viseur) 2:02
11 46ème Avenue (Viseur) 3:42
12 Geneviève (Viseur) 2:54
13 Paris, je t'aime (Battaille, Schertzinger) 1:33
14 Ménilmontant (Fayard, Trenet) 2:19
15 Quel Temps fait-il à Paris ? (Contet, Romans) 1:44
16 Revoir Paris (Lasry, Trenet) 2:15

Personnel
[# 1-12]
Gus Viseur - ac
His Orchestra including
Boulou Ferré - g
Roger Paraboschi - dr
Recorded in Paris ; June 1962
[# 13-16]
Gus Viseur - ac
Unknow personnel
Recorded in Paris ; May 3, 1955