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Django Reinhardt

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Django Reinhardt Discography ~ on CD

Django Reinhardt on CD

I can not think of a musical artist that has had their catalog of material issued and reissued as many times of Django Reinhardt.  It can get confusing trying to sift through the maze of what is available and what his best recordings are. Not to mention that so many titles go out of print, but with on-line distribution, second hand copies can often be purchased from Amazon.com.

Some of the box set releases offer excellent value. The best is the box set Djangology; ten discs for around $20.

The primary packaging of Django's catalogue is:

Compilations - For the casual fan or an orientation.

Box Sets - Great values and provide a foundation to build a collection. 

Niches - A release of specific sessions by style of music, music label, etc.

Series' - The most comprehensive way to collect Django music such as the:
 Fremeaux - The most comprehensive release.
  Classic - This series has great material material 1934 - 1947.
 JSP - This is now packaged as two box sets; both great values. 

The JSP release is more of a series than a box set, because its material is basically a chronological release of complete sessions. The Classic Early Recordings in Chronological Order Vol. 1 focuses primarily on the Quintet Hot Club material with Stephane Grappelli.  The second edition, Paris and London: 1937-1948, Vol. 2, offers a more balanced overview as it includes plenty of different personnel line-ups.

Django Reinhardt Discography ~ on CD

Django Reinhardt Compilations 

Best of Django Reinhardt 1936 - 48, w Grappelli and Rostaing   Quintette du Hot Club de France: 25 Classics 1934-1940 Indispensable 1949 - 50 2 discs, mostly '49 some '50
     
    Jazz Masters 38
  The Very Best of 1934-1939 - Two discs - great value 

Jazz Masters has a superb variety. The emphasis is on Hot Club, but there's more. It also includes the soft ballad "Vous et moi," the electric "Night and Day" from 1953, brilliant, as well as a big band sampler with "Djangology."

 
Django Reinhardt Discography ~ on CD

Django Reinhardt Box-sets 

The JSP series offers superb value.

The Classic Early Recordings in Chronological Order Vol. 1, Part one of a box-set at very low prices, five discs, 1934 - '39 Paris and London: 1937-1948, Vol. 2: The second part of the JSP box-set, four discs, incredible music, bargain price. Django in Rome is a four disc box-set of Django's session in Rome. In 1949 for his reunion with Grappelli, and 1950 with
   
Swing de Paris  Spanning 1934 - '52, this reasonably priced four disc compilation provides a good overview.  Djangology

TEN DISC's!!!

 
 
Django Reinhardt Discography ~ on CD

Django Reinhardt Niche Releases

Brussels and Paris - This is packed with 25 tracks from five different sessions between 1947 - ' 53, electric Django. Nuages 1953 - Django's last two sessions, extraordinary. Our favorite Django session, 3/10/53. Nuits De Saint - Germain Des Pres Three electric sessions from Paris, 1951, '52, '53
 
Django Reinhardt Discography ~ on CD
With His American Friends - 3 discs, Big Band type music, Django often plays a secondary role.  Peche a la Mouche - Hard to find.  The Blue Star sessions, mostly from '47, plus the electrifying 3/10/53 session. Django Reinhardt and the Singers Primarily early music from 1933 - 35
     
Django Reinhardt Discography ~ on CD
1933-1943: Django Reinhardt and the Singers Memorial
1947 sessions priced nice, 39 tracks.

 

 
     
Django Reinhardt Discography ~ on CD

Fremeaux & Associates Series 

Django Reinhardt Discography ~ on CD
Vol: 1 1928 - 34 Vol: 2 1934 - 35 Vol: 3 1935
     
Django Reinhardt Discography ~ on CD
Vol: 4 1935 Vol: 5 1936 - 37 Vol: 6 1937
     
Django Reinhardt Discography ~ on CD
Vol: 7 1937 - 38 Vol: 8 1938 - 39 Vol: 9 1939 - 40
     
Django Reinhardt Discography ~ on CD
Vol: 10 1940 Nuages Vol: 11 1940 -42 Vol: 12 1943 - 45
     
Django Reinhardt Discography ~ on CD
Vol: 13 1946 - 47 Vol: 14 1947 Vol: 15 1947
   
Django Reinhardt Discography ~ on CD
Vol: 16 1947 - 49 Vol: 17 1949 Vol: 18 1949 - 50
   
Django Reinhardt Discography ~ on CD
Vol: 19 1950 - 1952 Vol: 20  
 
Django Reinhardt Discography ~ on CD

Melodie Jazz Classic Series 

Django Reinhardt Discography ~ on CD
1934 - 35 1935 1935 - 36
   
Django Reinhardt Discography ~ on CD
1937 1937 Vol. 2 1937 - 38
     
Django Reinhardt Discography ~ on CD
1938 - 39 1939 - 40 1940
     
Django Reinhardt Discography ~ on CD
1940 - 41 1941 - 42 1942 - 43
     
Django Reinhardt Discography ~ on CD
1944 - 46 1947  1947 Vol. 2
     
Django Reinhardt Discography ~ on CD
 

 

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