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Album Review

This set is monumental in scope. While it's true that Django Reinhardt led only one American ensemble — Django and His American Swing Band in the late 1940s, he did, however, play and record with American musicians throughout his career beginning in 1934 — Bert Marshall sang with the Hot Club of France. For the first time in Europe, Definitive Classics from Spain has issued four CDs documenting Reinhardt's complete recording sessions with American musicians. The chronology covers his dates from 1934, as previously mentioned, through Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli's appearances with Coleman Hawkins in Michel Warlop's Orchestra in 1935, and Hawkins' All-Star Jam Band in 1937. Reinhardt's sides with Dicky Wells, Benny Carter, Eddie South, Bill Coleman, Rex Stewart, Larry Adler, Arthur Briggs, and many others, are spread out over this sprawling set. In all, there are 102 tracks in varying sound quality, from fair to excellent, and a booklet with a complete set of liner notes and sessionography. This is for the hardcore fan, it's true, but given its price and the sheer breadth and scope of its contents, this makes a very handsome addition to anybody's Django Reinhardt shelf.


Born: 23 January 1910 in Liberchies, Belgium

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '20s, '30s, '40s, '50s

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...
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