La Marseillaise (Jazz) – Django Reinhardt

Artist: Django Reinhardt (with Stéphane Grappelli)

Album: La Marseillaise (French release)

Released: 2007

Description: This one comes on recommendation from a most excellent English teacher and his talented group of creative writers at Wellington High School.

Django Reinhardt is regarded as one of the greatest guitar players of all time and was the first important European jazz musician to make contributions to the genre. His music is a blend of jazz, gypsy swing, and the Romani musical tradition. Amazingly, he was forced to create a new technique for playing the guitar after a fire burned and paralyzed his fourth and fifth fingers, where he only used his index and middle finger for solos (a technique now dubbed ‘hot’ jazz). The music is lively and full of personality. If you enjoy writing to guitar or jazz, this is a must.

Check out the Youtube link from Youtuber Jazz n’ Blues Experience to see where you can purchase this particular album.

Tracklist :
00:00 – Minor Swing
03:13 – Swing Guitars
05:39 – Nuages
08:57 – Les yeux noirs
12:07 – Dinette
15:00 – Louise
17:30 – La Marseillaise
20:15 – Belleville
22:48 – Crepuscule
26:43 – St Louis blues
29:09 – Daphne
33:36 – Manoir de mes reves
36:54 – Lady Be Good
39:48 – Swing from Paris
42:20 – Ol’ Man River
45:00 – Dinah
47:36 – Djangology
50:32 – Georgia On My Mind
53:47 – I Got Rhythm
56:02 – Sweet Georgia Brown
59:03 – The Sheik of Araby
01:02:08 – Tea for Two
01:04:58 – My serenade
01:07:58 – Tears
01:10:36 – Solitude
01:13:46 – Stockholm

  • Catherine Sall

    Shout out to Mr. Laubscher! Lit Mag for life!

    • musictow

      Hah, love Mr. Laubscher! Thanks for coming to the site!