Django Reinhardt The Classic Early Recordings in Chronological Order (5-CD Box Set)

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Format: CD  (5 Discs)
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Released: May 16, 2000
  • Label: Jsp Records

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.I Saw Stars
  • 2.I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)
  • 3.Dinah
  • 4.Tiger Rag
  • 5.Oh, Lady Be Good
  • 6.I Saw Stars
  • 7.Lily Belle May June
  • 8.Sweet Sue, Just You
  • 9.I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)
  • 10.The Continental
  • 11.Blue Drag
  • 12.Swanee River
  • 13.The Sunshine of Your Smile
  • 14.Ultrafox
  • 15.Avalon
  • 16.Smoke Rings
  • 17.Clouds
  • 18.Believe It, Beloved
  • 19.I've Found a New Baby
  • 20.St. Louis Blues
  • 21.Crazy Rhythm
  • 22.The Sheik of Araby
  • 23.Chasing Shadows
  • 24.I've Had My Moments
  • 25.Some of These Days
  • 26.Djangology

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Honeysuckle Rose
  • 2.Sweet Georgia Brown
  • 3.Night and Day
  • 4.My Sweet
  • 5.Souvenirs
  • 6.Daphn‚
  • 7.Black and White
  • 8.Stompin' at Decca
  • 9.Tornerai (J'Attendrai)
  • 10.If I Had You
  • 11.It Had to Be You
  • 12.Nocturne
  • 13.The Flat Foot Floogie
  • 14.Lambeth Walk
  • 15.Why Shouldn't I?
  • 16.I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
  • 17.Please Be Kind
  • 18.Louise
  • 19.Improvisation No. 2
  • 20.Undecided
  • 21.H.C.Q. Strut
  • 22.Don't Worry 'Bout Me
  • 23.The Man I Love
  • 24.My Sweet
  • 25.I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
  • 26.Improvisation No. 2

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Billets Doux
  • 2.Swing de Paris
  • 3.Them There Eyes
  • 4.Three Little Words
  • 5.Appel Direct
  • 6.Hungaria
  • 7.Hungaria
  • 8.Jeepers Creepers
  • 9.Jeepers Creepers
  • 10.Swing '39
  • 11.Japanese Sandman
  • 12.I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight
  • 13.I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight
  • 14.Tea for Two
  • 15.Tea for Two
  • 16.My Melancholy Baby
  • 17.Time on My Hands
  • 18.Twelfth Year
  • 19.Twelfth Year
  • 20.My Melancholy Baby
  • 21.Japanese Sandman
  • 22.Tea for Two
  • 23.I Wonder Where My Baby Is Tonight
  • 24.Hungaria

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Blue Moon
  • 2.Avalon
  • 3.What a Diff'rence a Day Made
  • 4.Stardust
  • 5.St. Louis Blues
  • 6.Limehouse Blues
  • 7.I Got Rhythm
  • 8.I've Found a New Baby
  • 9.It Was So Beautiful
  • 10.China Boy
  • 11.Moonglow
  • 12.It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
  • 13.I'se A-Muggin'
  • 14.I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  • 15.Oriental Shuffle
  • 16.After You've Gone
  • 17.Are You in the Mood?
  • 18.Limehouse Blues
  • 19.Nagasaki
  • 20.Swing Guitars
  • 21.Georgia on My Mind
  • 22.Shine
  • 23.In the Still of the Night
  • 24.Sweet Chorus

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.Exactly Like You
  • 2.Charleston
  • 3.You're Driving Me Crazy
  • 4.Tears
  • 5.Solitude
  • 6.Hot Lips
  • 7.Ain't Misbehavin'
  • 8.Rose Room
  • 9.Body and Soul
  • 10.When Day Is Done
  • 11.Runnin' Wild
  • 12.Chicago
  • 13.Liebestraum No. 3
  • 14.Miss Annabelle Lee
  • 15.A Little Love Little Kiss
  • 16.Mystery Pacific
  • 17.In a Sentimental Mood
  • 18.The Sheik of Araby
  • 19.Improvisation
  • 20.Parfum
  • 21.Alabamy Bound
  • 22.Rosetta
  • 23.Stardust
  • 24.The Object of My Affection

Product Description:

Personnel includes: Django Reinhardt (guitar); Bill Coleman (vocals, trumpet); Frank "Big Boy" Goudie (tenor saxophone, trumpet, clarinet); Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone); Stephane Grappelli (violin, piano); Joseph Reinhardt, Pierre Ferret, Eugene Vees (guitar); Luis Vola (acoustic bass).
Recorded between 1934-1939. Includes liner notes by Ted Kendall & Stan Britt.
Digitally remastered by Ted Kendall.
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. That doesn't really detract from the set's appeal, however, as this music is terrific no matter how it's presented. If there is a flaw, it's that the remastering isn't nearly as superb as the fawning front-cover quotation would lead one to believe. In fact, some of the better CD issues (particularly ASV/Living Era's Quintette du Hot Club de France) have sound quality that is nearly, if not equally, good. To his credit, however, Kendall admits that he has attempted no "enhancement" of the sound, but has instead concentrated on clearing away much of the audio rubble. His work is, in fact, generally excellent -- especially on the later sides, many of which are virtually devoid of hiss. And much care has been taken to present this music in the best possible light -- the scattered liner notes are enthusiastically written and there are some real treasures unearthed along the way, from unissued second takes to tracks that have been issued for the first time at their correct pitch. All in all, Kendall deserves kudos for his meticulous attention to detail, and the super-low price is a Reinhardt fan's dream. ~ Jim Smith

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