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The Classic Early Recordings [Box set, Original recording reissued]

Django Reinhardt Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (15 May 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set, Original recording reissued
  • Label: JSP
  • ASIN: B00004S5WA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 124,447 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. I Saw Stars (Unissued As 78) (September 1934)
2. I'm Confessin'
3. Dinah
4. Tiger Rag
See all 26 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Honeysuckle Rose
2. Sweet Georgia Brown
3. Night And Day
4. My Sweet
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Disc: 3
1. Billets Doux
2. Swing From Paris
3. Them There Eyes
4. Three Little Words
See all 24 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. Blue Moon
2. Avalon
3. What A Difference A Day Made
4. Stardust
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Disc: 5
1. Exactly Like You
2. Charleston
3. You're Driving Me Crazy
4. Tears
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal! 7 May 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This (almost) chronological anthology offers unbeatable value for money. I was looking for a compilation of Reinhardt and Grappelli for ages and was not disapointed - this set features both in equal measure and each track fills you with breathless admiration for their exuberant brilliance...why wait?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Probably the best jazz guitarist ever! 25 May 2004
Format:Audio CD
Django Reinhardt should probably never have been able to play the guitar as an adult. He lost the use of two fingers in a fire when he was young, and as a result had to alter his playing style so that the used only two fingers on his left hand. Instead of finding this a disability, he used it to develop a style that is different from most other guitarists of the period.
This CD covers his earliest works, dealing mostly with his 'Hot Club of France' days. There are plenty of standout tracks here, along with the skills of Stephane Grappelli, both of whom benefitted greatly from the collaboration.
Favourites for me are 'Tiger Rag', 'Djangology', 'Sweet Georgia Brown' and 'Swing Guitars'. Of course, everyone is going to have their favourites, and these are just mine at the moment, but next time I will probably pick out different numbers.
This box set really is a bargain, and I would recommend it to anyone who has ever had an interest in jazz guitar, but it will also appeal to anyone that loves good music.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Django At His Very Best 28 Feb 2001
Format:Audio CD
This is what formed all the rock and blues music we hear today. This is what started it all. Had it not been for that fire which damaged his left hand, maybe Django wouldn't have become the legend that he is today. Honeysuckle Rose and Georgia Brown (both with Stephane Grapelli and the Hot Club of France) are the stand-out tracks. He is the original master and still a refreshing sound. Buy this set NOW!!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Continental Bliss 25 Feb 2004
By Lousson
Format:Audio CD
First of I must commend on such a great price on the five CD box set. It illustrates the first half of Django's career, dealing with his stay at the Quintet of the Hot Club of France. Chronologically placed, the songs simply ooze beauty. Beauty not in the sense of a cello holding a long minor note in the midst of a self contrived orchestra, but simply because the musicians are musicians. The tracks demonstrate their knowledge and ability as musicians. The improvisational gypsy jazz style sound amazingly fresh for music from the 30's, ranging from classics such Dinah, Tiger Rag, Improvisation, Swing from Paris, just to name a few. The music bears the etiquette and progressive prowess which are evident in alot of contemprary music. To hear Reinhardt, Grappelli and Vola pump up the pace in My Sweet is extremely gratifying. The several takes of certain songs demonstrate the how good Django and Stephane are at improvisation, in some cases the Hot Club may change certain songs to and extent where the end result is simply perfection. For example the several takes of Japanese Sandman on CD 3 show the development and progress during each take, they finally settle with an inspiring chilled version.
If anything, the box set suffers because some of the early recordings are of low sound quality. It states that the surface noise have been cleared up and everything given a good clean to give the best possible sound. However I have heard better recordings of Nagasaki, Swing Guitars etc on CD 4. Saying so, this does not affect the enjoyment much, in fact i am nick picking!
This box set is highly recommending!
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