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Django Reinhardt

Born: January 23, 1910 | Died: May 16, 1953    Primary Instrument: Guitar

Django Reinhardt

The man who became the 1st European jazz giant was born Jean Baptiste Reinhardt on January 24 1910 in a Gypsy encampment at Liberchies Belgium. His father was a traveling entertainer so he lived with his mother and her tribe. His early childhood was spent in and around Liberchies. At age 8 he moved with his mother and her clan to France and settled in a camp outside the gates of old Paris. He first started playing music on an old banjo/guitar at age 12 and soon started playing in cafes and dance halls in Paris accompanying and accordionist. He made his first recordings under the name of Jiango Reinhardt when he was in his late teens....
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As a Leader

Rare Django
Disques Swing
1928-1938


First Recordings
Prestige
1934-1935


Nuages
ASV/Living Era
1934-1941


Django Reinhardt 1934-1937
EPM
1934-1937


Swing from Paris
ASV/Living Era
1935-1939


Djangologie/USA
Disques Swing
1935-1938


Swingin' with Django [Happy Days]
Pro Arte
1935-1940


Djangology [Capitol]
EMI
1936-1948


Nuages Volume 2
ASV/Living Era
1936-1940


Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli: The Quintet of the Hot Club of France
Pearl Flapper
1936-1937


Django's Music
Hep
1940-1943


Swing Guitar
Jass
1945-1947


The Quintette of the Hot Club of France [GNP]
GNP
1947-1949


Brussels and Paris
DRG
1947-1953


Pêche à la Mouche
Verve
1947-1953


With His American Friends
DRG
1935-1940


The Classic Early Recordings in Chronological Order
JSP
1934-1939


The Complete Django Reinhardt & Quintet of the Hot Club of France Swing/HMV Sessions
Mosaic
1936-1948


Djangology [Bluebird]
Bluebird
1949


Retrospective 1934-53
Saga
1934-1953


In Solitaire: Complete Recordings for Solo Guitar
Definitive
1937-1950


Two Is Company: Complete Studio Duets
Definitive
1937-1942


Djangology [Living Era]
AJS/Living Era
1934-1946


Djangologie
EMI
1928-1949


Keep Cool: Guitar Solos 1950-53
FiveFour
1950-1953

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