Django Reinhardt

1934-1935

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This first installment in Classics' multi-volume Reinhardt series is a fine place to start your Django collection. Recorded between 1934-1935, the 23 tracks include many of first sides from the Quintet of the Hot Club of France, which Reinhardt formed with frequent cohort and violinist Stephane Grappelli. Cut for the French Ultraphone label, the material includes such top-notch QHCF sides as "I Saw Stars," "I'm Confessin'," and "Dinah." There's also a few numbers Reinhardt cut with the Michel Warlop Orchestra before teaming up with QHCF. And while JSP's Reinhardt discs often beat out many of the Classics titles for sound quality, this early offering ranks as one that stands up just fine.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:05
2 3:19
3 2:15
4 2:14
5 2:39
6 2:44
7 2:50
8
3:20
9 3:20
10
2:52
11 2:46
12 3:07
13
2:38
14 2:36
15 2:35
16 2:53
17 2:32
18 3:16
19 3:25
20 2:55
21 3:19
22 3:06
23
3:18
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