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Django Reinhardt

Jean Reinhardt (23 January 1910 – 16 May 1953), known by his Romani nickname Django (French: [dʒãŋɡo ʁɛjnaʁt] or [dʒɑ̃ɡo ʁenɑʁt]), was a Romani-Belgian jazz guitarist and composer. He was one of the first major jazz talents to emerge in Europe and has been hailed as one of its most significant exponents.

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 in 1953 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 says 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 23, 1910 (Pont-à-Celles), Died May 16, 1953 (Samois-sur-Seine)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: guitar, composer

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 67 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia (U.K.) CL5178 10-in. 1/11/1935 Un baiser Django Reinhardt ; Jean Sablon ; Garland Wilson Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5179 10-in. 1/7/1935 La dernière bergère Django Reinhardt ; Jean Sablon ; Garland Wilson Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5487 10-in. 10/18/1935 Cette chanson est pour vous Jean Sablon Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5518 10-in. 12/7/1935 Rendez-vous sous la pluie Jean Sablon Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7420 10-in. 3/12/1941 La cigale et la fourmi Quintette du Hot Club de France ; Django Reinhardt ; Charles Trenet Male vocal solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, guitar  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7635 10-in. 7/7/1942 Nuages Lucienne Delyle ; Jacques Météhen Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
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  
(Results 26-50 of 67 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Reinhardt, Django," accessed June 15, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103518.

Reinhardt, Django. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 15, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103518.

"Reinhardt, Django." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 15 June 2024.

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