Django Reinhardt was the first hugely influential jazz figure to emerge from Europe -- and he remains the most influential European to this day, with possible competition from Joe Zawinul, George Shearing, John McLaughlin, his old cohort Stephane Grappelli and a bare handful of others. A free-spirited gypsy, Reinhardt wasn't the most reliable person in the world, frequently wandering off into the countryside on a whim. Yet Reinhardt came up with a unique way of propelling the humble acoustic guitar into the front line of a jazz combo in the days before amplification became widespread. He would spin joyous, arcing, marvelously inflected solos above the thrumming base of two rhythm guitars and a bass, with Grappelli's elegantly gliding violin serving as the perfect foil. His harmonic concepts were startling for their time -- making a ...
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Album Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
At Club St. Germain 1951 At Club St. Germain Honeysuckle Rose
 
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Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club Quintet 1951 Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club Quintet Dial
 
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Django Reinhardt et Ses Rythmes 1953 Django Reinhardt et Ses Rythmes Blue Star (poland)
 
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The Great Artistry of Django Reinhardt 1954 The Great Artistry of Django Reinhardt Def Jam / Island / Universal
 
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Django's Guitar 1955 Django's Guitar Angel Records
 
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Django Reinhardt and His Rhythm 1959 Django Reinhardt and His Rhythm Felsted
 
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Tea for Two 1977 Tea for Two MSI Music Distribution / Sony Music Distribution
 
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Best of Djangologie 2019 Best of Djangologie Parlophone
 
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QHCF with Reinhardt and Grappelli QHCF with Reinhardt and Grappelli Angel Records
 
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Django Reinhardt and the Quintet Django Reinhardt and the Quintet Dial
 
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Beets meets Rosenberg: Django Tribute Beets meets Rosenberg: Django Tribute Magic Ball Jazz
 
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