Time again for another Sunday Music Muse Day. I originally started these to help me keep up my interest in playing music, but they seem to have become an excuse to buy more CD's. Actually, that's not a bad thing, as I was missing the pleasure of adding new music to me collection. Especially, as I find myself fulling more holes in my jazz collection as this week's selections do. First up is Django Reinhardt: Nuages with Coleman Hawkins, a nice collection of the legendary Gypsy guitar's playing with the Quintet of the Hot Club of France, from the 1930's and 40's. The Quintet also featured legendary violinist, Stephane Grappelli. I have some Django tunes on several guitar anthology LPs, but it's nice to have solid collection on one CD. The bonus is the the two cuts alto saxophonist, Coleman Hawkins, joins him on. The picture of Django is an iconic image of a "Jazzman", it just draws you it.
A nice thing was I have a copy of the first tune on the CD, Chitlin Con Carne on the Best of Blue Note CD, I featured before. In case you missed it, here it is again. There a lot of great classic tunes on it.