Diminishing Blackness ~ The Compositions Of Django Reinhaardt (3CD)

Django Reinhardt

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3
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In Stock
Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
Genre
Jazz, Flamenco
Label
Cherry Red
Released
January 25, 2019

Format: Compact Disc

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"Like Ravel or Berlioz, Django was truly a composer who imagined a composition down to its smallest detail. If he was above the other musicians he played with, it's precisely because he thought like a composer. When he went into the studio to accompany, say, Jean Sablon, he didn't merely play specific chords or notes, but an orchestral structure. The key to his style was that he was an orchestra in reduction."

Stephane Grappelli..A three CD box set comprising more than 60 pieces that represent the broad spectrum of Django Reinhardt's compositional skill; whether as a solo guitarist, in the context of the famed Quintet of the Hot Club of France, in later aggregations perhaps under the increasing influence of be-bop, or during the years of maturity when Django's playing found an extraordinary new depth of expression. .From the swing classics of the Hot Club to such masterpieces of sensuality as Nuages, Manoir de mes reves, Troublant Bolero and Anouman, to the long melodic lines of the highly attractive, perfectly logical musical sculptures that are the Improvisations, the presentation seeks to illustrate the scale of Django's musical ambition. To appreciate him as a significant composer and a wonderful guitarist.

The music from Django's own timeless sessions is complimented by Gypsy guitarist Matelo Ferret's splendid interpretations of the waltzes (which were not recorded by Django himself), and other fine recordings made in homage to Django in the decade after his death; by his close friend Henri Crolla, and by four more virtuoso guitarists from very different musical fields in Julian Bream, Pierre "Baro" Ferret leading Trio Ferret, Chet Atkins and the young Sacha Distel. And by Milt Jackson, both solo and accompanying the French saxophonist Barney Wilen. The anthology is completed by John Lewis' eternal tribute 'Django' performed by the Modern Jazz Quartet.

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Key Value
Catalogue number ACME342BOX
Barcode 5013929334281
Number of items 3
Packaging type Clamshell
Imported No
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Ultrafox -
2. Djangology -
3. Oriental Shuffle -
4. Are You In The Mood? -
5. Sweet Chorus -
6. Swing Guitars -
7. Tears -
8. Mystery Pacific -
9. Improvisation -
10. Parfum -
11. Minor Swing -
12. Swingin' With Django -
13. My Serenade -
14. Bolero -
15. Daphne -
16. Appel Direct (Appel Indirect) -
17. Improvisation No. 2 (Take 1) -
18. Swing 39 -
19. Stockholm -
20. Echoes Of Spain -
21. Naguine -
22. Rhythm Futur -
23. Swing 41 -
24. Swing De Paris -
25. Dinette -
26. Crepuscule -
27. Swing 42 -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Belleville -
2. Lentement Mademoiselle -
3. NymphÉas -
4. Douce Ambiance -
5. Manoir De Mes Reves (Castle Of My Dreams) -
6. Blues Clair -
7. Fleur D'ennui -
8. Improvisation No. 3 Part 1 -
9. Improvisation No. 3 Part 2 -
10. Improvisation No. 6 -
11. Django's Tiger -
12. Del Salle - Take 2 -
13. Swing 48 -
14. R-Vingt-Six -
15. Improvisation 47 -
16. Fantasie -
17. Minor Blues -
18. Micro (Mike) -
19. Nuages -
20. Improvisation No. 4 -
21. Webster -
22. Diminishing Blackness -
23. Double Whisky -
24. Impromptu -
25. Vamp -
26. Fleche D’or (Golden Arrow) -
27. Troublant Bolero -
28. Nuit De Saint Germain-Des-PrÉs -

Disc 3

Track Listing — Disc 3

Song Title Time
1. Anouman -
2. D.R. Blues -
3. Blues For Ike -
4. Manoir De Mes RÊves (Castle Of My Dreams) -
5. Nuages -
6. Deccaphonie -
7. Anouman -
8. Manoir De Mes RÊves -
9. Nuages -
10. Vamp -
11. Nuages -
12. Chez Jazquet -
13. Montagne Sainte-Genevieve -
14. Gagoug -
15. Choti -
16. Nuages -
17. Nuages -
18. Django -
19. Lento (An Elegy To Django Reinhardt) From Malcolm Arnold Guitar Concerto Op. 67 -
20. Gin Gin -
21. Django's Castle -