List of compositions by Django Reinhardt

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List of compositions by Django Reinhardt

  1. Anouman
  2. Appel Indirect
  3. Are you in the Mood (with Stéphane Grapelli)
  4. Babik
  5. Belleville
  6. Black and White (with Stéphane Grapelli)
  7. Black Night
    • Diminushing
    • Diminushing Blackness
  8. Blues
  9. Blues Clair
  10. Blues d’Autrefois
  11. Blues en Mineur
  12. Blues for Barclay
  13. Blues for Ike
  14. Blues Riff
  15. Boléro
  16. Boogie Woogie
  17. Bricktop (with Stéphane Grapelli)
  18. Cavalerie
  19. Chez Jacquet (Never recorded by Django)
  20. Choti (Never recorded by Django)
  21. Christmas Swing
  22. Crépuscule
  23. D.R.Blues
  24. Daphné
  25. Del Salle
  26. Deccaphonie
  27. Dinette
  28. Djalamichto (Never recorded by Django)
  29. Djangology (with Stéphane Grapelli)
  30. Django Rag
  31. Django’s Blues
  32. Django’s Tiger (with Stéphane Grapelli)
  33. Double Whiskey
  34. Douce Ambiance
  35. Duke and Dukie
  36. Echoes of Spain
  37. En Verdine (Never recorded by Django)
  38. Fantaisie (from Danse Norvegienne by Grieg)
  39. Fat
  40. Féerie
  41. Festival 48
  42. Fiddle Blues
  43. Fleche d’Or
  44. Fleur d’Ennui
  45. Folie à Amphion
  46. Gagoug (Never recorded by Django)
  47. Gaiement
  48. Gypsy with a Song Pt1 & Pt2
  49. HCQ Strut (with Stéphane Grapelli)
  50. Hungaria (Some say the melody of this tune came from a traditional pop song)
  51. Impromptu
  52. Improvisation #1
  53. Improvisation #2
  54. Improvisation #3
  55. Improvisation #4
  56. Improvisation #5
  57. Improvisation #6
  58. Incidental Music for Racine's Andromaque
  59. Just For Fun
  60. Lentement Madamoiselle
  61. Mabel
  62. Mano
  63. Manoir de mes rêves
    • Django's Castle
    • Castle of My Dreams
  64. Mélodie au crépuscule (Always credited to Django Reinhardt but written by Joseph Reinhardt - as per Michael Dregni/Francis-Alfred Moerman/Matelo Ferret)
    • Love's melody
  65. Messe des Saintes-de Maries-de-la-Mer (Never recorded by Django)
  66. Micro
    • Mike
    • Swing Dynamique
  67. Minor Blues
  68. Moppin' The Bride (with Stéphane Grapelli)
    • Danse nuptiale
  69. Minor Swing (with Stéphane Grapelli)
    • No Name Blues
  70. Montagne Saint Genevieve (Never recorded by Django)
  71. My Serenade
  72. Mystery Pacific
  73. Naguine
  74. Nocturne (with Stéphane Grapelli)
  75. Nuages
  76. Nuits de Saint-Germain-des-Prés
  77. Nymphéas
  78. Oiseaux des iles
  79. Oriental Shuffle (with Stéphane Grapelli)
  80. Oubli
  81. Paramount Stomp
  82. Parfum
  83. Pêche à la Mouche
  84. Place de Brouckère
  85. Porto Cabello
  86. Pour que Ma Vie Demeure
  87. R. vingt-six (the last of those pieces co-authored by Stéphanne Grapelli)
  88. Rhythme Futur
  89. Souvenirs (with Stéphane Grapelli)
  90. Spivy (with Stéphane Grapelli)
    • Speevy
  91. Stephane's Blues
  92. Stockholm
  93. Stompin’ at Decca (with Stéphane Grapelli)
  94. Sweet Chorus
  95. Swing 39 (with Stéphane Grapelli)
  96. Swing 41
  97. Swing 42
  98. Swing 48
  99. Swing de Paris (with Stéphane Grapelli)
    • Swing From Paris
  100. Swing Guitars (with Stéphane Grapelli)
  101. Swinging With Django
  102. Swingtime in Springtime
  103. Tears (with Stéphane Grapelli) - Based on a Gypsy lullaby “Muri wachsella an u sennelo weesch” recorded on April 3, 1937. Dregni (2008) p. 64.
  104. This Kind of Friend
  105. Troublant Boléro
  106. Twelfth Year
  107. Two Improvised Guitar Choruses
  108. Ultrafox (with Stéphane Grapelli)
  109. Vamp
  110. Vendredi 13
  111. Vette
  112. Webster

Django’s waltzes: Montagne Sainte-Genevieve, Gagoug, Chez Jazquet, and Choti were recorded by Pierre (Jean) Ferret (Ferré) : “Matelo” Ferret in Paris, 1960. Djalamichto and En verdine were recorded by Ferret in 1961.

Matelo Ferret (g) acc by (b) and (d) - Paris, 1960 - Vogue (F)EPL7740 Chez Jacquet, Montagne Sainte Genevieve, Gagoug, Choti

Matelo Ferret Plays Unissued Django Numbers : Jean "Matlo" Ferret (g) solo acc by unknown other (g's), (b) and (d) - Paris, 1961 - Vogue (F)EPL7829 En verdine, Djalmichito

NOTE: Chpile t'chavo and Tchoucar wago were composed by Matelo Ferret.

There exists a brief recording of Django's "Messe" played on the Organ.

With regard to the music for Racine's Andromaque -

Antonietto, Alain, François Billiard, and François Billiard. Django Reinhardt : Rythmes Futurs. Paris: Fayard, 2004. Pages 344-345

Quite unaware of the dangers he faced as a Gypsy, during the German occupation, Django agreed to compose incidental music for a "modern" version of Andromaque by Racine, which promised to be dangerously scandalous . Directed by Jeans Marais, and with avant-guard staging and scenery, the play, opened in May 1944 at the Theatre Edouard VII. Those involved in the production were provoked with physical threats by the Militia, and the vengeance of the collaborationist press. André Castelot in the publication, La Gerbe - June 1, 1944 - even attacked the music of Django ... advising him to "go green" (camouflage) while traveling around France - whether with his quintet, or when in the company of his memorable nomadic "cousins". Django went to the Riviera, especially Toulon, where in August 1944, he joined an orchestra of American G.I.s which had just arrived.


Ideology, Cultural Politics and Literary Collaboration at la Gerbe. by Richard J. Golsan

Of the major weekly reviews published in Paris during the Occupation, perhaps none is more representative of the period itself and the spirit of collaboration with Nazi Germany than La Gerbe. Created 'out of whole cloth' by the German Embassy to serve its political and cultural objectives,[2] la Gerbe began publication in July 1940 and ceased publication in August 1944. Two hundred and fourteen issues of the journal appeared in all. A large-scale poster campaign in the streets of Paris preceded the appearance of the first number of La Gerbe on 11 July 1940,[3] and the offices of the journal on the Rue des Pyramides were ransacked following the Liberation.