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.

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1941

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.

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

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 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  
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 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  
Decca 4211 10-in. 6/14/1938 Them there eyes Quintette du Hot Club de France Musical group  
Decca 4212 10-in. 6/14/1938 Three little words Quintette du Hot Club de France Musical group  
Decca 4213 10-in. 6/14/1938 Appel indirect Quintette du Hot Club de France Musical group  
Decca 4969 10-in. 3/21/1939 Swing 39 Quintette du Hot Club de France Musical group  
Decca 4970 10-in. 3/21/1939 Japanese sandman Quintette du Hot Club de France Musical group  
Decca 4971 10-in. 3/21/1939 I wonder where my baby is tonight Quintette du Hot Club de France Musical group  
Decca 4973 10-in. 3/22/1939 My melancholy baby Quintette du Hot Club de France Musical group  
Decca 4975 10-in. 3/22/1939 Twelfth year Quintette du Hot Club de France Musical group  
Decca P 77240 10-in. March 1935 Lilly belle Quintette du Hot Club de France Musical group  
Decca P 77354 10-in. April 1935 Ultra fox Quintette du Hot Club de France Musical group  
Decca P 77434 10-in. July 1935 Avalon Quintette du Hot Club de France Musical group  
Decca P 77440 10-in. July 1935 Clouds Quintette du Hot Club de France Musical group  
Decca P 77539 10-in. September 1935 Some of these days Quintette du Hot Club de France Musical group  
Decca P 77540 10-in. September 1935 Djangology Quintette du Hot Club de France Musical group  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Quintette du Hot Club de France," accessed February 4, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104500.

Quintette du Hot Club de France. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 4, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/104500.

"Quintette du Hot Club de France." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 4 February 2023.

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

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