Product Description & Reviews
This collection spans the QHCF's complete recorded output, from the first session in December 1934 to the last (with Grappelli and Reinhardt as common denominators) in August 1939. Track listing: Dinah I'm Confessin' Swanee River The Sunshine Of Your Smile Believe It Beloved Chasing Shadows I've Had My Moments Some Of These Days I Got Rhythm The Sheik Of Araby It Don't Mean A Thing (If lt Ain't Got That Swing) Viper's Dream Runnin' Wild Ain't Misbehavin' Tears Miss Annabelle Lee Djangology Daphne Billets Doux Swing 39 Tea For Two My Melancholy Baby The Younger Generation HCQ Strut
Features & Highlights
- Django Reinhardt ranks even yet as amongst the most creative of European jazz musicians. He was born on 23 January 1910 into a wandering gypsy family on the Belgian frontier. Music, particularly guitar music, was part of everyday life and at twelve Django, self-taught, mastered the banjo-guitar in an amazingly short time. He was hooked.
- The creation of The Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France happened almost by accident in the dressing room of the Hotel Claridge in Paris on the Champs-Elysees. Django and Stephane Grappelli were working in the same band there and one evening before a performance Django was plucking at his guitar when Stephane joined in on violin.
- By 1939 the QHCF was going from strength to strength; both Django and Stephane had become more daring and adventurous and the rhythm section's backing was more subtle. The outbreak of war on 3 September found the unit in London. Stephane remained for the duration; Django risked taking a boat back to France. The great days of The Quintet Of The Hot Club Of France were over.
- From 1946, firstly in London and later in Paris there were reunions between Django and Stephane but, with a few exceptions, these had lost their pre-war edge. Django died, aged only 43, in 1953 but his rich legacy of recordings proves time and time again that he was not only a virtuoso but a genius.
|Item Weight:||0.23 pounds|
|Item Size:||4.97 x 0.54 x 0.54 inches|
|Package Weight:||0.18 pounds|
|Package Size:||4.97 x 0.54 x 0.54 inches|
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