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Gypsy Jazz - Released February 24, 2017 | Whirlwind Recordings

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Gypsy Jazz - Released January 27, 2017 | Flying Blue Whale

Gypsy Jazz - Released August 7, 2015 | BDMUSIC

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Gypsy Jazz - Released February 1, 2015 | Frémeaux & associés

Gypsy Jazz - Released February 23, 2014 | Caravage

Gypsy Jazz - Released February 23, 2014 | Birdland

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Gypsy Jazz - Released March 25, 2013 | JMS

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Gypsy Jazz - Released March 6, 2012 | Le Chant du Monde

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Gypsy Jazz - Released February 27, 2012 | JMS

Gypsy Jazz - Released January 20, 2012 | Le Chant du Monde

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Gypsy Jazz - Released May 26, 2011 | Le Chant du Monde

Gypsy Jazz - Released April 25, 2011 | Blaricum CD Company (B.C.D.) B.V.

Gypsy Jazz - Released October 5, 2010 | Le Chant du Monde

Gypsy Jazz - Released August 11, 2010 | SINETONE AMR

A year after its founding in 1953, the classical Angel label started a short-lived jazz series on 10" LPs devoted to performers from Europe and Australia. This one (and a sequel, Django's Guitar) became well and away the most collectable items on the series, drawing from EMI's large Reinhardt stockpile to form neat little eight-selection packages. The LP picks up the thread with "My Serenade" -- featuring the famous Hot Club Quintette -- then moves on to Django's first group after the Quintette's breakup, where the addition of drums gives "Dinette" an extra lift and the weirdly creative "Rythme Futur" is based on whole-tone scales. Reinhardt expands to a sextet on "Nuages" and "Oiseaux des Iles" with the addition of clarinetist/tenor player Alix Combelle; the latter track has an unusual locomotive-like forward drive. Then the record skips over to the reunions with Stephane Grappelli after the war, reinstating the original all-string Hot Club Quintette instrumentation on "Festival 48," "Ol' Man River," and "Diminushing." Everywhere, Django's dazzling solos and mischievous interjections and quotes cut cleanly through the decades, aided by excellent early-LP transfers. ~ Richard S. Ginell

Gypsy Jazz - Released June 1, 2010 | Le Chant du Monde