The Last Studio Sessions 1951-1953
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Django Reinhardt

The Last Studio Sessions 1951-1953

Essential Jazz Classics

Personnel:
Django Reinhardt (g), Roger Guerin (tp), Hubert Fol (as), Raymond Fol, Maurice Vander, Martial Solal, Art Simmons (p), Fats Sadi (vib), Pierre Michelot (b), Pierre Lemarchand, Barney Spieler, Jean-Louis Viale (d)

Reference: EJC55576

Bar code: 8436542012331

This CD 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 guitarists 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 Djangos 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.


Tracklisting:

01. Double Whisky 2:57
02. Dream Of You 3:18
03. Impromptu 2:48
04. Vamp 2:36
05. Keep Cool 3:05
06. Flèche Dor 3:01
07. Troublant Boléro 3:35
08. Nuits De Saint-Germain-Després 3:08
09. Crazy Rhythm 3:10
10. Anouman 2:49
11. Fine And Dandy 3:14
12. D.R. Blues 3:11
13. Blues For Ike 3:23
14. September Song 2:35
15. Night And Day 2:53
16. Insensiblement 3:09
17. Manoir De Mes Rêves 2:38
18. Nuages 3:18
19. Brazil 2:28
20. Confessin 3:40
21. Le Soir 2:59
22. Chez Moi 3:00
23. I Cover The Waterfront 3:28
24. Deccaphonie 3:18
25. Yesterdays 2:28*

Total time: 76:19 min.


(*) Bonus Track from a radio broadcast



Django Reinhardt plays electric guitar on all tracks,
accompanied by


Personnel on tracks #1-4 [Decca session]:

Django Reinhardt et son Quintette
Bernard Hulin (tp), Hubert Fol (as), Raymond Fol (p), Pierre Michelot (b), and Pierre Lemarchand (d).

Recorded in Paris, France, on May 11, 1951


Personnel on tracks #5-8 [Decca session]:

Django Reinhardt et son Quintette
Roger Guérin (tp), Hubert Fol (as), Raymond Fol (p), Pierre Michelot (b), and Barney Spieler (d).

Recorded in Paris, France, on January 30, 1952


Personnel on tracks #9-12 [Decca Session]

Django Reinhardt et son Quintette
Roger Guérin (tp, out on 12), Hubert Fol (as, out on 12), Maurice Vander (p), Pierre Michelot (b), and Pierre Lemarchand (d).

Recorded in Paris, France, on January 30, 1953


Personnel on tracks #13-20 [Clef Session]

Django Reinhardt et ses Rythmes
Maurice Vander (p), Pierre Michelot (b), and Jean-Louis Viale (d).

Recorded in Paris, France, on March 10-11, 1953


Personnel on tracks #21-24 [Decca Session]

Django Reinhardt Quintette
Fats Sadi (vibes), Martial Solal (p), Pierre Michelot (b), and Pierre Lemarchand (d).

Recorded in Paris, France, on April 8, 1953


Personnel on track #25 [Radio broadcast]

Maurice Vander or Art Simmons (p), Pierre Michelot (b), probably Roger Paraboschi (d).

Recorded in Paris, France, on January 15, 1953



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