Jean Reinhardt (23 January 1910 – 16 May 1953), known by his stage name Django Reinhardt (French: [dʒãŋɡo ʁɛjnaʁt] or [dʒɑ̃ɡo ʁenɑʁt]), was a Belgian-born Romani-French jazz guitarist and composer. He was the first jazz talent to emerge from Europe and remains the most significant.
With violinist Stéphane Grappelli, Reinhardt formed the Paris-based Quintette du Hot Club de France in 1934. The group was among the first to play jazz that featured the guitar as a lead instrument. Reinhardt recorded in France with many visiting American musicians, including Coleman Hawkins and Benny Carter, and briefly toured the United States with Duke Ellington's orchestra in 1946. He died suddenly of a stroke at the age of 43.
Reinhardt's most popular compositions have become standards within gypsy jazz, including "Minor Swing", "Daphne", "Belleville", "Djangology", "Swing '42", and "Nuages". Jazz guitarist Frank Vignola claims that nearly every major popular-music guitarist in the world has been influenced by Reinhardt. Over the last few decades, annual Django festivals have been held throughout Europe and the U.S., and a biography has been written about his life. In February 2017, the Berlin International Film Festival held the world premiere of the French film Django.
Birth and Death Data: Born January 23rd, 1910 (Pont-à-Celles), Died May 16th, 1953 (Samois-sur-Seine)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1951
Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, composer
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 56 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Gramophone||0LA1059||10-in.||5/4/1936||Oriental shuffle||Quintet of the Hot Club of France||Jazz/dance sextet||composer, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Gramophone||0LA1060||10-in.||5/4/1936||After you've gone||Stephane Grappelli ; Hot Club de France. Quintette ; Django Reinhardt ; Freddy Taylor||Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Gramophone||0LA1061||10-in.||5/4/1936||Are you in the mood?||Quintet of the Hot Club of France||Jazz/dance sextet||instrumentalist, guitar, composer|
|Gramophone||0LA1062||10-in.||5/4/1936||Limehouse blues||Stephane Grappelli ; Quintette du Hot Club de France ; Django Reinhardt||Jazz/dance sextet||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Gramophone||0LA1290||10-in.||10/15/1936||Nagasaki||Stephane Grappelli ; Quintette du Hot Club de France ; Django Reinhardt||Jazz/dance sextet||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Gramophone||0LA1291||10-in.||10/15/1936||Swing guitars||Stephane Grappelli ; Hot Club de France. Quintette ; Django Reinhardt||Jazz/dance sextet||composer, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Gramophone||0LA1292||10-in.||10/15/1936||Georgia on my mind||Quintet of the Hot Club of France ; Freddy Taylor||Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Gramophone||0LA1293||10-in.||10/15/1936||Shine||Stephane Grappelli ; Quintette du Hot Club de France ; Django Reinhardt ; Freddy Taylor||Jazz/dance sextet, with male vocal solo||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Gramophone||0LA1294||10-in.||10/15/1936||In the still of the night||Quintet of the Hot Club of France||Jazz/dance sextet||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Gramophone||0LA1702||10-in.||4/21/1937||Exactly like you||Quintette du Hot Club de France||Jazz/dance quintet||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Gramophone||0LA1704||10-in.||4/21/1937||You're driving me crazy||Quintette du Hot Club de France||Jazz/dance quintet||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Gramophone||0LA1888||10-in.||7/7/1937||Hangin' around Boudon||Bill Coleman ; Dicky Wells Orchestra||Jazz/dance quintet, with male vocal solo||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Gramophone||0LA1982||10-in.||11/12/1937||Swing guitars||Bill Coleman Orchestra||Jazz/dance band||composer|
|Gramophone||0LA1983||10-in.||11/19/1937||Bill Coleman blues||Bill Coleman ; Django Reinhardt||Trumpet solo, with guitar||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Gramophone||0LA1990||10-in.||11/25/1937||Minor's swing||Quintette du Hot Club de France||Jazz/dance quintet||composer, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Gramophone||0LA1991||10-in.||11/25/1937||Viper's dream||Quintette du Hot Club de France||Jazz/dance quintet||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Gramophone||0LA1994||10-in.||12/7/1937||Paramount stomp||Quintette du Hot Club de France||Jazz/dance ensemble||instrumentalist, guitar, composer|
|Gramophone||0LA1995||10-in.||12/7/1937||Swinging with Django||Quintette du Hot Club de France||Jazz/dance ensemble||composer, instrumentalist, guitar|
|Gramophone||0LA2145||10-in.||9/29/1937||Eddie South blues||Django Reinhardt ; Eddie South||Violin and guitar duet||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Gramophone||0LA2146||10-in.||9/29/1939||Sweet Georgia Brown||Django Reinhardt ; Eddie South||Violin and guitar duet||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||P 851||10-in.||5/11/1951||Double whiskey||Django Reinhardt||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||P 853||10-in.||5/11/1951||lmpromptu||Django Reinhardt||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||2009HPP||10-in.||9/30/1935||St. Louis blues||Stephane Grappelli ; Django Reinhardt||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||2035HPP||10-in.||October 1935||Limehouse blues||Stephane Grappelli ; Django Reinhardt||instrumentalist, guitar|
|Decca||2079HPP||10-in.||10/21/1935||I've found a new baby||Stephane Grappelli ; Django Reinhardt||instrumentalist, guitar|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Reinhardt, Django," accessed May 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103518.
Reinhardt, Django. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103518.
"Reinhardt, Django." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 May 2021.
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