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