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Djangology [Recall]


  • 0. DISC 1:
    1. Minor Swing
    2. Daphne
    3. Tiger Rag
    4. Sweet Georgia Brown
    5. Blues Chair
    6. Swing 39
    7. Swing 41
    8. Swing 42
    9. Lady Be Good
    10. Djangology
    11. Ain't Misbehavin'
    12. Solitude
    13. Swing Guitars
    14. Stockholm
    15. All of Me
    16. Sweet Sue
    17. Rose Room
    18. Dinette
    19. Sheik of Araby, The
    20. Naguine
    21. Chicago
    22. Echoes of France
    0. DISC 2:
    1. In a Sentimental Mood
    2. Oiseux des Iles
    3. My Sweet
    4. Belleville
    5. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
    6. Dinah
    7. You're Driving Me Crazy
    8. St. Louis Blues
    9. I Got Rhythm
    10. Nuages
    11. It Had to Be You
    12. Improvisation
    13. Mabel
    14. Les Yeux Noirs
    15. Swingtime in Springtime
    16. Charleston
    17. Limehouse Blues
    18. Night and Day
    19. Exactly Like You
    20. Sweet Chorus
    21. Liebestraum No.3
    22. Django's Tiger
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 307

  • Credits
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    Contains 44 tracks.
    There are at least 15 different Django Reinhardt compilations employing the title Djangology. This is slightly less formidable than the more than twenty that use the French spelling Djangologie. In a marketplace chock-full of reissue labels, Recall seems to strive to be the most rigorously anti-chronologic of them all. Recall's selection method seems to involve pulling the titles at random out of a hat and arranging them on the disc while blindfolded. Most of these fine gypsy swing performances were recorded by guitarist Django Reinhardt, violinist Stphane Grappelli and the Quintette of the Hot Club de France during the '30s; the earliest sides date from December of 1934. There are a handful of examples from the early '40s, and "Blues Clair" was recorded in August of 1947. The Reinhardt/Grappelli collaboration was and is one of the great partnerships in all of jazz history. Additional great musical presences are string bassist Louis Vola and reedmen Alix Combelle and Hubert Rostaing, whose paired clarinets make "Oiseaux des Iles" incredibly potent and exotic. This disc may serve as an ideal introduction to Django Reinhardt and his circle of European improvisers. Numerous intensive chronological reissue series have been lovingly prepared and maintained for those who wish to dig deeper and enjoy this music -- and the cast of characters who performed it -- in order of appearance rather than willy-nilly. ~ arwulf arwulf

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