The post-war reissue, to estimate the loss of reissue clarity you can compare it with Honeysuckle Rose and Night and Day on the Ace Of Club vinyl
, losses are definitely great. Well, Django himself – one of a kind, no one except him could not and can not extract from the acoustic guitar such a dense and expressive sound. The same can be said about Grappelli's graceful violin, as if created for a swing.
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An example of a French remastering from 1967. Made not bad, but somewhat worse than the ACL’ job, the bottom is excessively clipped. The drive of Django and Grappelli is well conveyed, the clarity of the sound for swing is quite sufficient. Django performed the wonderful “I’LL See You In My Dreams” in a trio with Emmanuel Soudieux (double bass) and Pierre Ferret (rhythm guitar).
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Remastered by Ace of Clubs from the 1938 Decca shellac originals (except Liza 1946 and H. C. Q. Strut 1939). For 1964, the remastering is very decent. The golden period of Django and Grappelli, the very hot juice.
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An example of remastering of Django and Bechet on the German Decca of some philophonist club. A thin 10″ plate with convex sides, most likely the late 1960s. The Bechet originals are a real audiophile Lo-Fi, recorded with overloads that give an extra drive, you can imagine how powerful it sounded in the original source.
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