Django Reinhardt

Nuages 1938-1940, Vol. 2

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A superb sampler of Reinhardt's work with the Hot Club de France, this disc collects 22 tracks recorded with the ensemble between 1938 and 1940. The set is distinguished by the appearance of the legendary guitarist's long time musical cohort, the spectacular Stephane Grappelli, on violin. Grappelli and Reinhardt are a dynamic team, alternately spinning gentle melodies around one another and swapping lightning-quick, fluid phrases. Reinhardt, as always, plays with rhythmic ingenuity and melodic brilliance. His performances on this installment are no less sterling. A track list that features such Reinhardt favorites as "Swing From Paris," "Daphne," and "Nuages," as well as shining treatments of such standards as "Night And Day" and "Jeepers Creepers," make this package a sure-fire gathering of musical gems.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:55
2 2:43
3 2:55
4 2:46
5 3:11
6 2:34
7 3:03
8 2:54
9 3:00
10 2:47
11 3:15
12 3:19
13 2:41
14 3:22
15 2:52
16 2:47
17 2:57
18 2:39
19 3:09
20 3:08
21 3:16
22 2:13
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