Beautiful Django Reinhardt LP
Being a collector of 78 RPM recordings, I must say that I share the passion of the blog found on crownpropeller when it comes to 10” LPs. Originally issued on 78, this re-issue stemming from the French label Swing, is a beautiful version of “September Song” by Django Reinhardt who never ceases to amaze me with his dexterity and sheer beauty.
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Django Reinhardt – One Of the Greatest Jazz Guitarists
Doug Ramsey celebrates what would have been Django Reinhardt’s 103rd birthday on January 23rd posting the gorgeous 1940 version of his “Nuages.” It is really remarkable that, in an era when European jazz musicians were trying to imitate the American innovators, Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli developed an original music that was as rooted in French and Gypsy culture as it was in American jazz. A nice bonus is a video of the Aaron Diehl Quartet with Warren Wolf on vibes burning on an extended version of John Lewis’s “Django”.
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