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Plays the Blues [Django Reinhardt] [CD] [1 disc]


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. St. Louis Blues [1935]
    2. Limehouse Blues [1935]
    3. Limehouse Blues [1936]
    4. P.B. Flat Blues
    5. St. Louis Blues [1937]
    6. Eddie's Blues
    7. Big Boy Blues
    8. Bill Coleman Blues
    9. Fiddle Blues
    10. Minor Swing [1937]
    11. Stephen's Blues
    12. Blues
    13. Blue Light Blues
    14. Farewell Blues
    15. Solid Old Man
    16. Low Cotton
    17. Blues Of Yesterday
    18. Boogie Woogie, Pt. 1 & 2 [1940]
    19. Limehouse Blues [1940]
    20. Blues [Blues en Mineur]
    21. Nol Blues
    22. Swinging The Blues
    23. Blues en Mineur
    24. Blues Clair
    25. Zuiderzee Blues
    26. Blues D'autrefois
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Uptown Blues
    2. Uptown Blues
    3. A Blues Riff
    4. Blues
    5. Minor Blues [1947]
    6. Blues For Barclay [Take 2 Master] - (take)
    7. Blues For Barclay [Take 1 Alternate] - (alternate take)
    8. Django's Blues
    9. Blues Clair [1947]
    10. Minor Swing [1947]
    11. Blues Primitif
    12. Blues En Mineur
    13. St. Louis Blues [1947]
    14. Minor Blues [1949]
    15. Minor Swing [1949]
    16. C Jam Blues [=1949]
    17. Minor Swing [1950]
    18. Royal Garden Blues
    19. St. Louis Blues [1950]
    20. C Jam Blues [1950]
    21. Boogie Woogie
    22. Blues [Jam Session]
    23. Blues
    24. Blues For Ike
    25. D.R. Blues
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EJC55462

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    Personnel: Django Reinhardt (guitar).
    Recording information: Brussels, Belgium (01/30/1953); Civic Opera House, Chicago, IL (01/30/1953); Geneva, Switzerland (01/30/1953); Paris (01/30/1953); Paris, France (01/30/1953); Rome, Italy (01/30/1953); Studio Montparnasse, Paris, France (01/30/1953); Brussels, Belgium (02/01/1953); Civic Opera House, Chicago, IL (02/01/1953); Geneva, Switzerland (02/01/1953); Paris (02/01/1953); Paris, France (02/01/1953); Rome, Italy (02/01/1953); Studio Montparnasse, Paris, France (02/01/1953); Brussels, Belgium (02/22/1940); Civic Opera House, Chicago, IL (02/22/1940); Geneva, Switzerland (02/22/1940); Paris (02/22/1940); Paris, France (02/22/1940); Rome, Italy (02/22/1940); Studio Montparnasse, Paris, France (02/22/1940); Brussels, Belgium (02/26/1943); Civic Opera House, Chicago, IL (02/26/1943); Geneva, Switzerland (02/26/1943); Paris (02/26/1943); Paris, France (02/26/1943); Rome, Italy (02/26/1943); Studio Montparnasse, Paris, France (02/26/1943); Brussels, Belgium (03/07/1938); Civic Opera House, Chicago, IL (03/07/1938); Geneva, Switzerland (03/07/1938); Paris (03/07/1938); Paris, France (03/07/1938); Rome, Italy (03/07/1938); Studio Montparnasse, Paris, France (03/07/1938); Brussels, Belgium (03/11/1953); Civic Opera House, Chicago, IL (03/11/1953); Geneva, Switzerland (03/11/1953); Paris (03/11/1953); Paris, France (03/11/1953); Rome, Italy (03/11/1953); Studio Montparnasse, Paris, France (03/11/1953); Brussels, Belgium (03/12/1943); Civic Opera House, Chicago, IL (03/12/1943); Geneva, Switzerland (03/12/1943); Paris (03/12/1943); Paris, France (03/12/1943); Rome, Italy (03/12/1943); Studio Montparnasse, Paris, France (03/12/1943); Brussels, Belgium (03/22/1940); Civic Opera House, Chicago, IL (03/22/1940); Geneva, Switzerland (03/22/1940); Paris (03/22/1940); Paris, France (03/22/1940); Rome, Italy (03/22/1940); Studio Montparnasse, Paris, France (03/22/1940); Brussels, Belgium (03/26/1947); Civic Opera House, Chicago, IL (03/26/1947); Geneva, Switzerland (03/26/1947); Paris (03/26/1947); Paris, France (03/26/1947); Rome, Italy (03/26/1947); Studio Montparnasse, Paris, France (03/26/1947); Brussels, Belgium (04/05/1939); Civic Opera House, Chicago, IL (04/05/1939); Geneva, Switzerland (04/05/1939); Paris (04/05/1939); Paris, France (04/05/1939); Rome, Italy (04/05/1939); Studio Montparnasse, Paris, France (04/05/1939); Brussels, Belgium (04/16/1942); Civic Opera House, Chicago, IL (04/16/1942); Geneva, Switzerland (04/16/1942); Paris (04/16/1942); Paris, France (04/16/1942); Rome, Italy (04/16/1942); Studio Montparnasse, Paris, France (04/16/1942); Brussels, Belgium (04/16/1947); Civic Opera House, Chicago, IL (04/16/1947); Geneva, Switzerland (04/16/1947); Paris (04/16/1947); Paris, France (04/16/1947); Rome, Italy (04/16/1947); Studio Montparnasse, Paris, France (04/16/1947); Brussels, Belgium (04/1950-05/1950); Civic Opera House, Chicago, IL (04/1950-05/1950); Geneva, Switzerland (04/1950-05/1950); Paris (04/1950-05/1950); Paris, France (04/1950-05/1950); Rome, Italy (04/1950-05/1950); Studio Montparnasse, Paris, France (04/1950-05/1950); Brussels, Belgium (05/04/1936); Civic Opera House, Chicago, IL (05/04/1936); Geneva, Switzerland (05/04/1936); Paris (05/04/1936); Paris, France (05/04/1936); Rome, Italy (05/04/1936); Studio Montparnasse, Paris, France (05/04/1936); Brussels, Belgium (05/24/1939).
    Editor: Matas Rinar.
    For more than a century, the blues has served as an elemental framework for jazz improvisation, and today, Django Reinhardt is revered among the greatest improvising artists who ever lived. Plays the Blues is a double-disc set released in 2010 by the Spanish reissue label Essential Jazz Classics. It is highly recommended as an effective way to absorb and comprehend the master guitarist's overall artistic contribution. 51 examples are drawn from the best years of Django's musical odyssey and feature most of the noteworthy musicians with whom he recorded from the mid-`30s until shortly before his demise, including some of the best jazz players in mainland Europe and several visiting or expatriate American instrumentalists. Opening with W.C. Handy's "St. Louis Blues" performed by Stphane Grappelli's Hot Four on the last day of September 1935, the chronology includes a live appearance with Duke Ellington's Orchestra in 1946 and extends into March 1953 with "Blues for Ike," a cool salute to newly inaugurated U.S. president and former D-Day General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Because of the freedom of expression inherent in the blues and the rapid evolution of jazz at mid-century, there's more creative variety here than the title may suggest, and relative to the parameters of Reinhardt's accomplishments, a parallel could even be drawn with the 1962 Atlantic album Coltrane Plays the Blues. Even within a discography containing reissue compilations of every description, Reinhardt's Plays the Blues marks a new high point in the study of this internationally celebrated artist and the mingled traditions to which he devoted his life. ~ arwulf arwulf

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