Compilation of 18 songs selected from the best of the work of jazz guitarist Jean Baptiste "Django" Reinhardt (Belgium, 1910-1953). Django was the first jazz musician with European roots who served with his music and his guitar a certain influence similar to that of the great American artists. His music fused jazz swing and traditional gypsy music from Eastern Europe, creating what became known as 'gypsy jazz' or 'gipsy swing', which in French is called 'jazz manouche'. Their sound was often romantic and cheerful if not very flexible. Its influence on the swing and the country was very important.
Daniel Weltlinger was born in Sidney, Australia, but has always traveled the world and calls the German capital his home. Weltlinger is best known for his distinctive sound and improvisational approach in the genres of gypsy swing, jazz, klezmer and experimental / free improvised music.
Art of Swing album by Django Reinhardt was released Aug 09, 2011 on the Universal Music Classics & Jazz label. Art of Swing CD music contains a single disc with 18 tracks with original recordings 1935 - 1947, digitally remastered 2011.
The group’s second album from 1997 contains 16 tracks, inc. 3 originals done in the style of Django Reinhardt, the Quintet of the Hot Club of France & gool ‘ol American jazz – the group is comprised of 3 guitars, violin & bass. Recorded at David Lange Studios, Edgewood, Washington. Includes liner notes by Jim Hilmar. Personnel includes: Stephanie Porter (vocals); Neil Anderson, Dudley Hill, Shelley Park (guitar); Michael Gray (violin); Pope Firman (bass).