Django Reinhardt

The Last Studio Sessions (EJC 55576)

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The Last Studio Sessions

Django Reinhardt

Essential Jazz Classics

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EJC 135379

EJC 55576

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The Last Studio Sessions

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24 BIT DIGITALLY REMASTERED

2 LPs ON 1 CD    -   INCLUDES 1 BONUS TRACK


This release presents the complete studio output of the great Django Reinhardt from 1951 to his very last session (either live or in the studio) on April 8, 1953, which took place nearly one month before the guitarist’s sudden death at the age of 43. All dates showcase him in a small group format and include a good number of compositions by Django himself. Among them is the amazing quartet session he made for Norman Granz in March of 1953, one of Django’s very rare quartet recordings presenting him as the only soloist plus a rhythm section of piano, bass, and drums. As a bonus, a quartet version of “Yesterdays” from that same year, recorded in the studio but only preserved thanks to a radio broadcast. Django died too early to make any stereo recordings. However, by 1953 studio-recording techniques were far better than when he waxed his first sides, and his very last tracks (especially his session for Norman Granz) have probably the best sound quality of his whole discography.

PERSONNEL:

DJANGO REINHARDT,
electric guitar on all tracks, plus:

[1-4] Django Reinhardt et son Quintette: Bernard Hulin (tp), Hubert Fol (as),
Raymond Fol (p), Pierre Michelot (b), Pierre Lemarchand (d).
Paris, France, May 11, 1951. Decca session.

[5-8] Django Reinhardt et son Quintette: Roger Guérin (tp), Hubert Fol (as),
Raymond Fol (p), Pierre Michelot (b), Barney Spieler (d).
Paris, France, January 30, 1952. Decca session.

[9-12] Django Reinhardt et son Quintette:
Roger Guérin (tp, out on 12), Hubert Fol (as, out on 12),
Maurice Vander (p), Pierre Michelot (b), Pierre Lemarchand (d).
Paris, France, January 30, 1953. Decca session.

[13-20] Django Reinhardt et ses Rythmes:
Maurice Vander (p), Pierre Michelot (b), Jean-Louis Viale (d).
Paris, France, March 10-11, 1953. Clef session.

[21-24] Django Reinhardt Quintette: Fats Sadi (vibes), Martial Solal (p), Pierre Michelot (b),
Pierre Lemarchand (d). Paris, France, April 8, 1953. Decca session.

*BONUS TRACK: [25]
Maurice Vander or Art Simmons (p), Pierre Michelot (b), prob. Roger Paraboschi (d).
Paris, France, January 15, 1953. Radio broadcast.

INCLUDES 12 PAGE BOOKLET

TRACKS:

01) Double Whisky
02) Dream Of You
03) Impromptu
04) Vamp
05) Keep Cool
06) Flèche D’or
07) Troublant Boléro
08) Nuits De Saint-Germain-Després
09) Crazy Rhythm
10) Anouman
11) Fine And Dandy
12) D.R. Blues
13) Blues For Ike
14) September Song
15) Night And Day
16) Insensiblement
17) Manoir De Mes Rêves
18) Nuages
19) Brazil
20) Confessin’
21) Le Soir
22) Chez Moi
23) I Cover The Waterfront
24) Deccaphonie
25) Yesterdays*
TOTAL TIME: 76:19