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Django In Rome 1949-1950

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Django In Rome 1949-1950
Django In Rome 1949-1950


This 4CD, 90 track collection brings together sides cut by the legendary gipsy guitarist Django Reindhardt while in Rome at the start of the 1950s. All of the tracks show his total mastery of his instrument in a variety of settings, alongside his long time musical partner Stephane Grapelli. At this time, European musicians were at something of a crossroads, with the first wave of bop players making their presence felt not only in the US but beyond. Django had totally mastered the new style (and it could be argued he was an inspiration for it), but he was reluctant to make the jump over to new repertoire, so these recordings are fantastic examples of an artist going through a time of change, adapting the swing tunes of the 30's to the sounds and improvisational style of the 40's and 50's. This release is presented to the usual high standards of other JSP releases, with crystal clear remastering of the source material, erudite liner notes and a selection of photos.


  1. Name
  2. Over The Rainbow
  3. Night And Day
  4. Minor Blues
  5. Nature Boy
  6. The World Is Waiting For The Sunshine
  7. Vous Qui Passez Sans Me Voir
  8. Hallelujah
  9. Nagasaki
  10. I'll Never Be The Same
  11. Swing '39
  12. Clopin Clopant
  13. Honeysuckle Rose
  14. All The You Are
  15. Djangology
  16. Liza
  17. For Sentimental Reasons
  18. Daphne
  19. La Mer
  20. Sweet Georgia Brown
  21. Lover Man
  22. Marie
  23. Stormy Weather
  24. Minor Swing
  25. To Each His Own
  26. What Is This Thing Called Love
  27. Ou Es-Tu Mon Amour
  28. Undecided
  29. Swing '42
  30. I Surrender Dear
  31. After You've Gone
  32. I Got Rhythm
  33. I Saw Stars
  34. Artillerie Lourde
  35. It's Only A Paper Moon
  36. Time On My Hands
  37. Brick Top
  38. Tchaikovsky's Starry Night
  39. My Blue Heaven
  40. Menilmontant
  41. Swing Guitars
  42. My Melancholy Baby
  43. Webster
  44. Micro
  45. Micro
  46. Dream Of You
  47. Begin The Beguine
  48. How High The Moon
  49. Nuages
  50. I Can't Get Started
  51. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  52. The Man I Love
  53. The Peanut Vendor
  54. Just A Gigolo
  55. Troublant Bolero
  56. Rosetta
  57. Blue Skies
  58. It Might As Well Be Spring
  59. Blue Lou
  60. Brazil
  61. What A Difference A Day Made
  62. Pigalle
  63. Manoir De Mes Reves
  64. Improvisation No.4
  65. Anniversary Song
  66. Stormy Weather
  67. Russian Songs Melody
  68. Jersey Bounce
  69. Dinette
  70. Sophisticated Lady
  71. Micro
  72. Dream Of You
  73. Nuages
  74. Darktown Strutters Ball
  75. Greig's Norwegian Dance
  76. A Tisket A Tasket
  77. Manoir De Mes Reves
  78. Place De Brouckere
  79. September Song
  80. Royal Garden Blues
  81. St Louis Blues
  82. Sweet Georgia Brown
  83. Minor Swing
  84. Double Whiskey
  85. Artillerie Lourde
  86. St. James' Ifirmary
  87. C Jam Blues
  88. Honeysuckle Rose
  89. Debussy's Reverie
  90. Black Night
  91. Boogie Woogie
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