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From The Ultraphone Shelves

   Artist: Django Reinhardt
Label: Monk Records (Italy)
Orig. Released:
Catalog No.: LPMONK101
Condition: Sealed-Reissue
Format: LP

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From December 1934 to late September 1935 the Quintette du Hot Club de France, founded by gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and French violinist St phane Grappelli, cut nearly 20 titles for the Parisian based branch of the German Ultraphone label. During the nine months they spent under contract with Ultraphone, their repertoire included some original compositions by members of the band, as well as classic jazz gems. The selections proposed here offer a sample of Django's early genius, who showed the jazz community that the 'American way' of playing jazz was not the only one. Packaged in 78 rpm style deluxe plain white cardboard sleeve with outer dust sleeve. Although the guitar and violin playing of Eddie Lang and Joe Venuti during the 1920s had planted the seeds of a so-called chamber jazz style, Django and Grappelli's approach was entirely new and innovative, opening a sound concept never before explored.

Track Titles

A1. Dinah
A2. Lady Be Good
A3. I Saw Stars
A4. Lilly Belle May June
A5. Sweet Sue, Just You
A6. Confessin'
A7. Swanee River
A8. Ultrafox

B1. Avalon
B2. Smoke Rings
B3. Clouds
B4. Believe It Beloved
B5. Chasing Shadows
B6. I've Had My Moments
B7. Some Of These Days
B8. Djangology


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