Django Reinhardt

Djangologie 13

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There are some real rarities on Vol. 13 of this superlative twenty-LP series. Guitarist Django Reinhardt is heard during the worst war years leading his Quintet of the Hot Club of France (which in addition to its usual clarinetist Hubert Rostaing, features clarinetists Andre Lluis and Gerald Leveque on several tracks), heading a couple of big bands and taking two unaccompanied solos on "Improvisation No. 3." Fortunately this exciting music is now available on a ten-CD box set put out by EMI.