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Django Reinhardt The Electric Years 2-CD

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Django Reinhardt: The Electric Years 2-CD

(AVID) 53 tracks (157:42)

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  • Interpret: Django Reinhardt

  • Album titlle: The Electric Years 2-CD

  • Label AVID

  • Genre Jazz

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 5022810192022

  • weight in Kg 0.12
Reinhardt, Django - The Electric Years 2-CD CD 1
01 Peche A La Mouche Django Reinhardt
02 Minor Blues Django Reinhardt
03 For Sentimental Reasons Django Reinhardt
04 Blues For Barclay Django Reinhardt
05 Danse Norvegienne Django Reinhardt
06 Folie A Amphion Django Reinhardt
07 Vette Django Reinhardt
08 Anniversary Song Django Reinhardt
09 Swing 48 Django Reinhardt
10 September Song Django Reinhardt
11 Brazil Django Reinhardt
12 I'll Never Smile Again Django Reinhardt
13 New York City Django Reinhardt
14 Django's Blues Django Reinhardt
15 I Love You Django Reinhardt
16 Love's Mood Django Reinhardt
17 Vendredi 13 Django Reinhardt
18 Billets Doux Django Reinhardt
19 Swing Dynamique Django Reinhardt
20 Lover Man Django Reinhardt
21 Rhythme Futur Django Reinhardt
22 Topsy Django Reinhardt
23 Moppin' The Bride Django Reinhardt
24 Insensiblement Django Reinhardt
25 Mano Django Reinhardt
26 Blues Primitif Django Reinhardt
27 Gipsy With A Song Django Reinhardt
Reinhardt, Django - The Electric Years 2-CD CD 2
01 Blues For Ike Django Reinhardt
02 September Song Django Reinhardt
03 Night And Day Django Reinhardt
04 Insensiblement Django Reinhardt
05 Manoir De Mes Reves Django Reinhardt
06 Nuages Django Reinhardt
07 Brazil Django Reinhardt
08 I'm Confessin' Django Reinhardt
09 Double Whisky Django Reinhardt
10 Dream Of You Django Reinhardt
11 Impromptu Django Reinhardt
12 Vamp Django Reinhardt
13 Keep Cool Django Reinhardt
14 Fleche D'Or Django Reinhardt
15 Troublant Bolero Django Reinhardt
16 Nuits De Saint Germain-Des-Pres Django Reinhardt
17 Crazy Rhythm Django Reinhardt
18 Anouman Django Reinhardt
19 Fine And Dandy Django Reinhardt
20 D.R. Blues Django Reinhardt
21 Symphonie Django Reinhardt
22 Improvisation Sur La Danse Norvegienne Django Reinhardt
23 St Louis Blues Django Reinhardt
24 Douce Ambiance Django Reinhardt
25 Melodie Au Crepuscule Django Reinhardt
26 I Can't Give You Anything But Love Django Reinhardt
There are three categories of artists. Those who are called good musicians in their lifetime,... more
"Django Reinhardt"

There are three categories of artists. Those who are called good musicians in their lifetime, but whose true genius can only be recognized after their death. Then there are the musicians who are celebrated and appreciated during their lifetime, but who after their death fall more and more into oblivion, because one recognizes that they no longer have much to say to their descendants. And finally there are the musicians who seem bigger the more years have passed since their death. One of the latter is Django Reinhardt. I remember the years 1934 and 1935, when I received the first records of the Hot Club quintet. At that time Stephane Grappelly was still regarded as the more ingenious musician compared to Reinhardt. Ten years later, the comparison was reversed. And again ten years later it was the Americans who made it clear to the Europeans that there was only one musician in the history of jazz who could be a role model for the Americans as a European, Django Rein-hardt. So far it has not changed. No European jazz musician has yet appeared who, for his part, has influenced the Americans or could even have set up a kind of school over there because of his albums.

This "Milestones" record shows in a way in a nutshell the man and musician Django Reinhardt, that indescribable mixture of gypsy vagantism and closeness to nature, of French joy of life and senses and of Americanism, which constitute the man and musician Django Reinhardt. Even the first bars of "Minor Swing" are in their nostalgic minor key, from which Django soon erupts full of temperament. The evergreen "Georgia" is sung by Freddy Taylor, a colorful American entertainer with whom Django performed at the exclusive "Villa d'Este" on the Champs-Elysees in 1935. This recording brought my first personal encounter with the great GItarnsten. The other titles on the first page of the record show Django in various aspects. There is the solo on the unamplified guitar "Echoes of Spain". No jazz, well understood, but pure music as it may have occurred to him at the thought of the Gypsies on the pilgrimage to Saintes Maries-de-la-mer. The duo "Out of Nowhere" with the violinist Grappel-ly shows him not only as a sensitive companion in a chamber music setting but also with incredible sensitivity in the treatment of the harmonies.

The recording of "Lady Be Good" with the summit meeting of three violinists at the time may come as a surprise to all those who believe that the violin was only made popular through modern pop-jazz music. The opening and closing choruses are arranged by Diango, he himself plays the first impro-visation, followed by Michel Warlop (1911-1947), then Stephane Grap-pelly and finally, with double fingerings, Eddi South, the colorful violinist from the USA, who played at the "Ritz"-Hotel in 1937, the year of the World Exhibition in Paris. Equally surprising for many Bach's Double Concerto in D minor for two violins, interpreted by South and Grappelly, who are only accompanied by Django Reinhardt. Back then, in the shellac era, the A-side brought the theme virtually true to the notes, but in the swing manner, and the B-side improvised. In the April 1938 issue of the magazine "Jazz Hot", Hugues Panassie wrote: "It would be wrong to claim that Bach should win through jazz interpretation, but the more or less direct relationship between Bach's music and jazz should be pointed out".

In the years before the war, Pans was to European jazz what Harlem was to American jazz, especially in 1937, and everyone who came to the Seine wanted to play with Django. "Crazy Rhythm* shows two of the most important of them: Coleman Hawkins and Benny Carter. The title is a milestone for the progress in European jazz, as it shows two European and two American saxophonists competing: first Andre Ekyan (alto) and Alix Combelle (tenor), followed by Benny Carter (alto) and Coleman Hawkins (tenor, with two choruses). Grappelly plays the piano here for once. In a week in April 1937, the quintet went to the studio three times to record 17 tracks, which in their unity must be described as one of the most grandiose achievements in jazz history, comparable to the milestones of Armstrong's Hot Five and Hot Seven of 1927/28 or the Ellington sessions of 1940 with Jimmy Blanton. Three of the titles were placed on the B-side: The evergreen "Rose Room" (on whose harmonies Ellington later built "In A Mello-tone"), the typical Django composition "Tears" and the train imitation "Mystery Pacific".

One has to be amazed how much onomatopoeia is possible with stringed instruments alone! "Nuages, Django's most popular composition, was a must. It originated when Grappelly and Reinhardt were separated by the war; Hubert Rostaing's clarinet replaced the violin. Manoir de mes reves", recorded after the war by Django and a big band of American soldiers, is no less well-known, though not quite so well known. A pre-war recording from the time of the climax of the unique French quintet closes the series. I don't know of any jazz musician who has a famous "density" in his lines, but Djangos art was glorified by two poets. One is James Jones in his novel "Verdammt in alle Ewigkeit" (see quotation from the double album Django Reinhardt of "Serie 2000"). The other is no less than Jean Cocteau. When he first heard and met Django, he inspired one of his characters in "Les enfants terribles", and after his death he wrote: "His rhythm was as much his own as a tiger's stripes, they were in his skin".
Dietrich Schulz-Köhn

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Reinhardt, Django - The Electric Years 2-CD CD 1
01 Peche A La Mouche
02 Minor Blues
03 For Sentimental Reasons
04 Blues For Barclay
05 Danse Norvegienne
06 Folie A Amphion
07 Vette
08 Anniversary Song
09 Swing 48
10 September Song
11 Brazil
12 I'll Never Smile Again
13 New York City
14 Django's Blues
15 I Love You
16 Love's Mood
17 Vendredi 13
18 Billets Doux
19 Swing Dynamique
20 Lover Man
21 Rhythme Futur
22 Topsy
23 Moppin' The Bride
24 Insensiblement
25 Mano
26 Blues Primitif
27 Gipsy With A Song
Reinhardt, Django - The Electric Years 2-CD CD 2
01 Blues For Ike
02 September Song
03 Night And Day
04 Insensiblement
05 Manoir De Mes Reves
06 Nuages
07 Brazil
08 I'm Confessin'
09 Double Whisky
10 Dream Of You
11 Impromptu
12 Vamp
13 Keep Cool
14 Fleche D'Or
15 Troublant Bolero
16 Nuits De Saint Germain-Des-Pres
17 Crazy Rhythm
18 Anouman
19 Fine And Dandy
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23 St Louis Blues
24 Douce Ambiance
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26 I Can't Give You Anything But Love