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Verve Jazz Masters 38
Django Reinhardt
Verve Jazz Masters 38
Genres: International Music, Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Django Reinhardt
Title: Verve Jazz Masters 38
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: Polygram Records
Original Release Date: 11/8/1994
Release Date: 11/8/1994
Genres: International Music, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Europe, Eastern Europe, Swing Jazz, European Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731451693120, 0731451693120

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A must for any fan of the guitar or jazz
bill | Thorofare, NJ United States | 10/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Although Django recorded well over 500 tracks in his 20 year career, this release is a pretty good overview even though it ignores the first few years of his career. Aside from the stunning, at times almost unbearable, beauty standard on any Django release, this album has some rare tracks, including Vous Et Moi, which features Django on VIOLIN. This track alone makes this CD a must and is extremely rare. Django's solo on Love's Melody is an example of one of those pieces of auditory magic which compels the listener to rewind over and over again in blissful disbelief. Furthermore, the last three tracks offer a rare glimpse into Django's experimentation with the electric guitar and bebop. But be warned: if you buy this, you will very likely become obsessed with finding more of this genius' work and may neglect the other music in your library for a while."
Well chosen collection on a single CD
Mark | Orlando, FL | 08/24/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an excellent sampling of recordings by Django Reinhardt. The tracks vary quite a bit in sound quality since they were taken from various sessions between 1938 and 1953 and also due to the quality of the sources. Nuages is the first track probably only because it's one of the most famous Django tunes, but the quality of the audio is not as good as many other tracks (so don't be put off by it). Even if the original sound engineers were not capturing the full tone of Django's guitar, you can hear all the notes he played! To say this man was a pioneer in jazz guitar seems an understatement. His playing is at times lightning quick, and yet always very lyrical and moving. But not only do you get Django, you also get Stephane Grappelli on most songs. Grappelli's violin adds much depth to these tunes, he is an astonishing player in his own right. This collection showcases the interplay between Reinhardt and Grappelli very nicely. As if that weren't enough, tracks 14 and 15 feature Hubert Rostaing on clarinet and add still more depth to an excellent CD. The booklet includes the personnel and recording dates for every track and some nice "liner notes"."
Haunting sweet jazz from another time, another world | Southern California | 10/29/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard django reinhardt as the soundtrack to a beautiful and unusual movie by comic book artist David Keen called "The Week Before" and was obsessed with finding this artist's recordings. The ethereal guitar and angelic but jazzy stylings are haunting and sad yet euphoric--its like hearing the Cocteau Twins for the first time, filtered through a time machine. I am going to be a lifelong fan and have started collecting all his recordings. I just want to dump all my "new swing" CDs in the trash now. . . ."