Quintette du Hot Club de France

The Quintette du Hot Club de France, often abbreviated "QdHCdF" or "QHCF", ("The Quintet of the Hot Club of France") was a jazz group founded in France in 1934 by guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist St├ęphane Grappelli and active in one form or another until 1948.

One of the earliest and most significant continental jazz groups in Europe, the Quintette was described by critic Thom Jurek as "one of the most original bands in the history of recorded jazz." Their most famous lineup featured Reinhardt, Grappelli, bassist Louis Vola, and rhythm guitarists Roger Chaput and Joseph Reinhardt (Django's brother) who filled out the ensemble's sound and added occasional percussion.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1934, Died 1948

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

Notes: Also listed as Quintette of the Hot Club of France and Quintet of the Hot Club of France.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 39 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 Musical group  
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 Musical group  
Gramophone 0LA1061 10-in. 5/4/1936 Are you in the mood? Quintet of the Hot Club of France Jazz/dance sextet Musical group  
Gramophone 0LA1062 10-in. 5/4/1936 Limehouse blues Stephane Grappelli ; Quintette du Hot Club de France ; Django Reinhardt Jazz/dance sextet Musical group  
Gramophone 0LA1290 10-in. 10/15/1936 Nagasaki Stephane Grappelli ; Quintette du Hot Club de France ; Django Reinhardt Jazz/dance sextet Musical group  
Gramophone 0LA1291 10-in. 10/15/1936 Swing guitars Stephane Grappelli ; Hot Club de France. Quintette ; Django Reinhardt Jazz/dance sextet Musical group  
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 Musical group  
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 Musical group  
Gramophone 0LA1294 10-in. 10/15/1936 In the still of the night Quintet of the Hot Club of France Jazz/dance sextet Musical group  
Gramophone 0LA1702 10-in. 4/21/1937 Exactly like you Quintette du Hot Club de France Jazz/dance quintet Musical group  
Gramophone 0LA1704 10-in. 4/21/1937 You're driving me crazy Quintette du Hot Club de France Jazz/dance quintet Musical group  
Gramophone 0LA1990 10-in. 11/25/1937 Minor's swing Quintette du Hot Club de France Jazz/dance quintet Musical group  
Gramophone 0LA1991 10-in. 11/25/1937 Viper's dream Quintette du Hot Club de France Jazz/dance quintet Musical group  
Gramophone 0LA1994 10-in. 12/7/1937 Paramount stomp Quintette du Hot Club de France Jazz/dance ensemble Musical group  
Gramophone 0LA1995 10-in. 12/7/1937 Swinging with Django Quintette du Hot Club de France Jazz/dance ensemble Musical group  
Decca DR 2879 10-in. 8/20/1938 Lambeth walk Quintette du Hot Club de France Musical group  
Decca DR 2880 10-in. 8/20/1938 Why shouldn't I care? Quintette du Hot Club de France Musical group  
Decca DTB 3523 10-in. 1/31/1938 Honeysuckle rose Quintette du Hot Club de France Musical group  
Decca DTB 3524 10-in. 1/31/1938 Sweet Georgia Brown Quintette du Hot Club de France Musical group  
Decca DTB 3525 10-in. 1/31/1938 Night and day Quintette du Hot Club de France Musical group  
Decca DTB 3527 10-in. 1/31/1938 Souvenirs Quintette du Hot Club de France Musical group  
Decca DTB 3528 10-in. 1/31/1938 Daphne Quintette du Hot Club de France Musical group  
Decca DTB 3529 10-in. 1/31/1938 Black and white Quintette du Hot Club de France Musical group  
Decca DTB 3530 10-in. 1/31/1938 Stompin' at Decca Quintette du Hot Club de France Musical group  
Decca 4209 10-in. 6/14/1938 Billet doux Quintette du Hot Club de France Musical group  
(Results 1-25 of 39 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Quintette du Hot Club de France," accessed May 11, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104500.

Quintette du Hot Club de France. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 11, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104500.

"Quintette du Hot Club de France." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 11 May 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104500

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