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Django Reinhardt

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

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 instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
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 instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
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 instrumentalist, guitar, composer  
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 composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
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  
Decca 2081HPP 10-in. 10/21/1935 China boy Stephane Grappelli ; Django Reinhardt instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 2082HPP 10-in. 10/21/1935 Moonglow Stephane Grappelli ; Django Reinhardt instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 2083HPP 10-in. 10/21/1935 It don't mean a thing Stephane Grappelli ; Django Reinhardt instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca DR 2879 10-in. 8/20/1938 Lambeth walk Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca DR 2880 10-in. 8/20/1938 Why shouldn't I care? Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca DTB 3523 10-in. 1/31/1938 Honeysuckle rose Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca DTB 3524 10-in. 1/31/1938 Sweet Georgia Brown Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca DTB 3525 10-in. 1/31/1938 Night and day Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca DTB 3527 10-in. 1/31/1938 Souvenirs Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca DTB 3528 10-in. 1/31/1938 Daphne Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca DTB 3529 10-in. 1/31/1938 Black and white Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca DTB 3530 10-in. 1/31/1938 Stompin' at Decca Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca DTB 3531 10-in. 2/1/1938 Tornerai Stephane Grappelli instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca DTB 3532 10-in. 2/1/1938 If I had you Stephane Grappelli instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca DTB 3533 10-in. 2/1/1938 It had to be you-1 Stephane Grappelli instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca DTB 3534 10-in. 2/1/1938 Nocturne Stephane Grappelli instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 4209 10-in. 6/14/1938 Billet doux Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 4211 10-in. 6/14/1938 Them there eyes Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 4212 10-in. 6/14/1938 Three little words Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 4213 10-in. 6/14/1938 Appel indirect Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 4969 10-in. 3/21/1939 Swing 39 Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 4970 10-in. 3/21/1939 Japanese sandman Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 4971 10-in. 3/21/1939 I wonder where my baby is tonight Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 4973 10-in. 3/22/1939 My melancholy baby Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca 4975 10-in. 3/22/1939 Twelfth year Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca P 77240 10-in. March 1935 Lilly belle Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca P 77354 10-in. April 1935 Ultra fox Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca P 77434 10-in. July 1935 Avalon Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca P 77440 10-in. July 1935 Clouds Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca P 77539 10-in. September 1935 Some of these days Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, guitar  
Decca P 77540 10-in. September 1935 Djangology Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, guitar  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Reinhardt, Django," accessed June 23, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103518.

Reinhardt, Django. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 23, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103518.

"Reinhardt, Django." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 23 June 2021.

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