- Number of Discs: 5
- Released: February 4, 2008
- Label: Jsp Records
Personnel: Django Reinhardt (guitar); Django Reinhardt; Henri Baumgartner, Henri "Louson" Baumgartner (guitar); Jim Hayes (clarinet, alto saxophone); Hubert Rostaing (clarinet); Michel Attenoux (soprano saxophone); Les Lieber, Hubert Fol, Les Lieber (alto saxophone); B Zickefoose, Andrea Ross (tenor saxophone); Herb Bass, Jerry Stephan, Bernard Hullin, Robin Gould, Jean Liesse, Aim‚ Barelli, Fernand Verstraete, Bernard Hullin (trumpet); Nat Peck, Bill Decker, Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford, Shelton Heath, John Kirkpatrick (trombone); Larry Mann (piano); Fred Ermelin, Louis Vola, Pierre Michelot, Emmanuel Soudieux (bass guitar); Bill Bethel, Andre Jordan (drums); Joseph Reinhardt, Eugene Vees (guitar); St‚phane Grappelli (violin); Maurice Meunier, Gerard Leveque (clarinet); Maurice Vander, Raymond Fol, Eddie Bernard (piano); Arthur Motta, Pierre Lemarchand , Red Lacky, Jacques Martinon, Andr‚ Jourdan (drums).
Additional personnel: Joe Moser (alto saxophone); Bernie Cavaliere, Bill Zickefoose, Andre Ross (tenor saxophone); Ken Lowther (baritone saxophone); Lonnie Wilfong, Aime Barelli (trumpet); Benny Vaseur, Don Gardner (trombone); Hubert Fol (piano); Bob Decker (bass guitar); Nat Peck, Bill Decker, Sgt. Jack Platt, Herb Bass, Jerry Stephan, Larry Mann, Bill Bethel, Wal-Berg's Grand Symphonic Orchestra, Aime Barelli's Orchestra, Tony Proteau & His Orchestra, ATC Band, Robin Gould, Jim Hayes, Shelton Heath, Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, Jean Liesse, Hubert Rostaing, Fernand Verstraete, John Kirkpatrick, Michel Attenoux.
Audio Remasterer: Ted Kendall.
Liner Note Author: Drew Kent.
Recording information: Club Saint-Germain, Paris, France (12/01/1945-02/01/1953); Theare Des Galeries, Brussels, Belgium (12/01/1945-02/01/1953).
Photographer: Marcel Cerdan.
British mastering engineer Ted Kendall has provided a valuable service by compiling Django Reinhardt's 1940s radio broadcasts from France, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the U.S. The result is DJANGO ON THE RADIO, a five-disc set that overflows with Reinhardt's six-string wizardry. Kendall also remastered the recordings, so the sound quality is remarkably good, especially considering its source. But the music is still the focus: Reinhardt is flanked by fine musicians (among them his frequent collaborator Stephane Grappelli on violin), and there's plenty of excellent group interplay, but it's the master's command of the fretboard that truly dazzles.