I wish I could feel as enthusiastic about this release as Mr. Ferguson, but I can't. Despite the fact that Django appears on most of the tracks on this CD, the disturbing reality is that he is virtually invisible on most of them being relegated to the role of rhythm guitar. He is never given a real opportunity to stretch out solos or add the kind of singularly exciting flashes of brilliance one normally expects to hear. Despite his growing acclaim with the QHCF, he is really given little to do, and in fact, doesn't even appear on several tracks. The title is therefore misleading and gives the impression that he is the main attraction - he isn't. There are some fine performances here, but if you want to hear great early Django, get the JSP box sets which cover the Paris and London recordings and offer superb remastering. The remastering here is pedestrian in comparison, yet the comparative rarity of the source documents certainly presented a challenge for the producers. Early on, Django in large group settings was swallowed up by either the miking or the lack of inventive arranging. He's there, but except for the smaller group recordings, he is subsumed by the compagnie. As mentioned by Mr. Ferguson, the vocals are often enchanting, but they don't tip the scale for me. Recommended only for completists who must have everything Django ever recorded. Otherwise, search elsewhere on JSP.