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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 (Results 51-56 of 56 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-56 of 56 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Reinhardt, Django," accessed June 20, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103518.

Reinhardt, Django. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 20, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103518.

"Reinhardt, Django." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 20 June 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103518

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