277 tracks 1928-50, 64bit mastering. Django Reinhardt recorded prolifically in many different group settings over 4 decades. It's difficult to know where to start or where to go once you've gotten started collecting a few of his recordings. The 20 cd Djangologie box set is the place to go once you've decided to take the plunge into Django's music. It covers all 4 decades chronologically, but rather than trying to comprehensively collect all of Django's recordings (including all of the ones where he is a sideman in dance bands etc) it largely concentrates on the Quintette and other small group recordings, which is what most people want to hear. The sound quality is very good and relatively consistent throughout the collection. There is a minimum of tape hiss, clicks and pops. The sound mastering hasn't overemphasized any portion of the audio spectrum and has instead gone for a balanced group sound. Highly recommended if you want to get serious about listening to Django without all of the confusion that comes from piecing together smaller complilations.
Arguably the most brilliant jazz guitarist of the 20th century, Belgian gypsy player Django Reinhardt virtually reinvented the form with a unique two-finger style and the application of his own highly individualistic improvisatory method. The documentary release Django Reinhardt: King of Jazz Guitar both explores and pays homage to Reinhardt's life and career, and features selections from Reinhardt interpretations of 21 classics including "Tiger Rag," "I Saw Stars," "Charleston," and "Lisa."