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The first reference I heard to Django Reinhardt was is Woody Allen's excellent film Sweet And Lowdown [DVD]  which features similar music to Reinhardt's. I'd enjoyed the soundtrack to that film Sweet & Lowdown so decided to give this compilation a try, and it's a huge collection of 100 pieces gathered together featuring some tracks that were familiar to me and many others which weren't. The musicianship is excellent and so are many of the tracks but because these recordings are very old they obviously don't sound as good as modern recordings. The only real downside to a collection like this is that it is hard to listen to in one sitting. The sheer size of it would make that difficult but the fact that it is all in a similar style will mean that it is best listened to in chunks or by listening to individual tracks.
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Initial post: 11 Apr 2010 07:29:44 BDT
If you like Woody Allen, I think his best ever and funniest film is Zelig. Zelig [DVD] The Woody Allen Collection [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]. If you liked Sweet and Lowdown, and you like jazz see George Gershwin songs or try this. Ella Sings The Gershwin Songbook Vol 1 - (Digitally Re-Mastered 2009). Also if you like jazz guitar try Nat King Cole's guitarist Oscar Moore, quite unknown after Cole's early death. The Oscar Moore Quartet With Carl Perkins I am really getting in to Jazz now, it is so happy.
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