Django Reinhardt appears on an AVID Entertainment release for the second time, here featuring his electric guitar period and this time on classic AVID JAZZ label. Focusing on his music after 1947 when he returned from the USA having played with Duke Ellington, we also include a valuable recording made at the RDF radio studios possibly for a film soundtrack and skilfully re-mastered by AVID’s own sound engineers. Django’s music in the 1950’s underwent many changes as witnessed among these tracks. We travel through small group swing to bebop influenced modern harmonic and rhythmically conceptual pieces, urgent, wild and frantic as detected in his amazing guitar playing!
This budget five-disc box collects Reinhardt's first 124 recordings between 1934-1939. Curiously enough, despite the title, these sides aren't chronological, a fact that engineer Ted Kendall admits in the liner notes. Rather, while each disc's featured sessions are presented mostly chronologically, the discs themselves are rather awkwardly sequenced, with different discs covering different years in a seemingly random order. ~ AllMusic
Django was easily the greatest guitarist of his time. Although he died in '53, his influence continues to help shape the direction of his instrument. The re-release of these rare recordings is no small cause for celebration. They feature Django in a number of settings from '34 to '41, with Joseph Reinhardt, Juan Fernandez, Johnny Hodges, Duke Ellington (and his orchestra), Pierre Michelot, Hubert Fol, Stephane Grappelli, and more. This is a recording no jazz fan will be able to pass up.
Two CD 'Deluxe Edition' in cardboard gatefold sleeve collects the best recordings of Django's career, such as 'Nuages', 'Djangology', 'Swing de Paris', 'Manoir de mes reves', 'Echoes Of France', and many others. Absolute masterworks in solo, duo and with the legendary Quintette du Hot Club de France, including great French Jazzmen such as Stephane Grappelli, Alix Combelle, Andre Ekyan and Hubert Rostaing.
Art of Swing album by Django Reinhardt was released Aug 09, 2011 on the Universal Music Classics & Jazz label. Art of Swing CD music contains a single disc with 18 tracks with original recordings 1935 - 1947, digitally remastered 2011.