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Pearl Django

This popular acoustic jazz band in the Django Reinhardt style grew out of a duo playing relationship between two widely different but somehow similar guitarists. Neil Anderson had begun his professional music career as a member of the garage band the Wailers, often pointed out as an early version of what would later be thought of as a punk band. Dudley Hill didn't really like rock as a teenager, being an oddball type who was more drawn to old-time music and wound up playing with legendary Texas fiddler Benny Thomasson in the '70s. By the time the two guitarists got together in the late '80s, both were on musical journeys that would lead to the formation of an acoustic swing band, to be known as Pearl Django. At first, the two guitarists stuck to a duo act centering around blues and jazz, but with the addition of bassist David Firman, an ensemble was born. In 1995, Vancouver luthier and guitarist Michael Dunn set up a gig for the new band a few hours North in Vancouver, Canada. One of Dunn's students named Shelley Park showed up to check out the gig. At that point, she was a member of a group whose name suggests a fusion of gypsy jazz and Sun Ra, Michael's Hot Club of Mars. Park jumped off the spaceship and joined Pearl Django, the move leading to one of those sweet combinations of players that makes certain combos really sounds good to the ears. The group recorded its first album, Le Jazz Hot, in the same year, and a follow-up the next year, in which violinist Michael Gray was added to the lineup. For several years, the band enjoyed rave reviews and a steady stream of festival and club engagements.

Firman left the group in 1998 and was replaced by bassist Rick Leppanen. The new version of the band recorded the CD Mystery Pacific in 1999. In May of the same year, the band began work on a tribute to famous swing violinist Stephane Grappelli, one of their idol Django's closest cohorts. The group formed its own label, Modern Hot Records, around the time of this project's completion. In 2000, the band released its fifth CD and was featured on National Public Radio's All Things Considered in 2001. ~ Eugene Chadbourne
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Modern Times

1. Smile

2. Missoula Flood

3. Chutes, No Ladders

4. Mulholland Bounce

5. Saskia

6. Once In A While

7. The Conversation

8. September In The Rain

9. Sombre Dimanche/Le Rubis

10. Warm Valley

11. L'indifference

12. Black And Blue

13. Cheek To Cheek

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Track List: Chasing Shadows

1. No. 19

2. Bluesette

3. Samba Du Caberet Rouge

4. Tres Palabras

5. I Never Knew

6. Besame Mucho

7. Long Gone

8. Trois Et Deux

9. La Vie En Rose

10. Gypsy-Attle

11. September Song

12. You Must Believe In Spring

13. Boise Jump

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Track List: Swing 48

1. Swing 48

2. Lo Mer

3. I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me

4. Dragonfly

5. Swing 24

6. Holiday For Guitars

7. Sweet Sue

8. Melodie Au Crepuscule

9. Samois Swing

10. Palo Verde

11. Freeway

12. Cb's Waltz

13. Sweet Chorus

14. Double Scotch

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Track List: Under Paris Skies

1. Seaside Adventure

2. Limehouse Blues

3. Under Paris Skies

4. I've Found A New Baby

5. Laura

6. Radio City Rythm

7. Plum Crumble

8. Cherokee

9. Nuages

10. Zingarelli

11. My Blue Heaven

12. Swing 39

13. Blues For Venetia

14. I'll See You In My Dreams

15. La Rive Gauche

16. New Metropolitan Swing

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Track List: Avalon

1. Avalon

2. Troublant Bolero

3. Swing 42

4. Memories Of You

5. Lover, Come Back To Me

6. Blues En Mineur

7. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

8. Manoir De Mes Reves

9. Begin The Beguine

10. Belleville

11. Walc Nagrobek

12. Swingtonic

13. Honeysuckle Rose

14. I'm Confessin'

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Track List: New Metropolitan Swing

1. Boheme Auberge

2. Montagne Ste. Genevieve ("Django's Waltz")

3. Stompin' At Decca

4. Bella Savoy

5. Stardust

6. Moonlight In Vermont

7. Tangerine

8. Lady Be Good

9. 9:20 Special

10. A Foggy Day

11. Modern Hot

12. At Sundown

13. Djangology

14. Bedtime For Bix

15. Stompin' At The Savoy

16. It's What Curley Said To Moe

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Track List: Mystery Pacific

1. Nuits De St-Germain-Des-Pres

2. Blue Drag

3. Vous Et Moi

4. Daphne

5. Anouman

6. Flambee Montalbanaise

7. Paul Whiteman's Night Off

8. New York City

9. Lover's Leap

10. Lester Leaps In

11. Souvenir De Villingen

12. Just Friends

13. Peche A La Mouche

14. J'attendrai

15. Rythym Oil

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How do u know so much about my jersey friends
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Speaking of updating Bios! How come there still is no Bio on Duo Gadjuo who is a totally awesome jazz artist, and does the best rendition of La Vie En Rose I have ever heard!!!
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mmarkel1071
I've heard this in a movie before... Or at least something VERY similar!
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reimerron
You really should update your bio to include accordionist David Lange. He really makes this group special.
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gfriedmann3
God bless you, Dudley. You were one cool dude-- and a great player.
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Can o nannying
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I picture a lakeside cafe in France, early evening, this music playing in the background. A nice bottle of wine and the company of a couple of lovely ladies...... A h h h h h , Life was good in those days.
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meshagl
!!!
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lerobinson47
Delighted to find this group! I play it while writing - doesn't put me to sleep and doesn't intrude (which interferes with writing). It is bright and keeps me alert. And sometimes I just sit and listen.
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geraldberndt
I'm a fan of D'Jango Reinhart and Stephan Grapelli, so it's nice to see modern musicians continuing that sweet jazz sound!
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LIKE !!!!!!!!!!!!
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makes me imagine that i'm in paris strolling by the eiffel towel on a spring day. oohhh la la!
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makes me imagine that i'm paris strolling by the eiffel tower on a spring day.
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I love the song, conversation ! My fav!
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sonilabazaj
Happiness
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Modern "old school" swing x
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The cats are very cool man !!!
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D. Sayheynow
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I heard them at an outdoor concert at a winery. Very relaxing!
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summitstreet
finger tapping music too!!
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Great music to calm down and relax with
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Toe tapping music!!!!!
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LOVE IT
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Music that moves my body, and my soul...
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Great music. I find it very pleasing.
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I likes it after de sex, sometimes during and early evening. De moosac meloows my so so.
Some times I go for walks and play da Moozak and skip de feets wit da beat.
Its great for work too it kinda eases my mood, on moody days.I used to ask girls what's the book
your currently reading, but now I watch their face when I play this music for them. This one woman
started moving about and using her hands to dance along, I liked her.
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it is so nice, could listen for hours this music
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greenscarab_ 1
Magical tour!! I agree!!
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The sound this grup is magic.
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The sound this grup is magic.
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meshagl
Wow! And life is beautiful again :-)
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Tejas especial ...Jazzy-Cow b o y s !
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almarlafarbe r
Terrific
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Yes!
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maddie1200
Gorgeous song!
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Magnificent
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guyt20
Woooow! Thnks pandora!!!!! Love dis song!
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Lovely
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kellylee208
love trumpet
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Je suis si contente que j'ai trouve cette station de radio...chou e t t e ce Pearl Django!
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ljanush
A-1
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delsol20121
Perfect for cadlelight dinner,so beautiful !!!
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beautiful!!! ! ! ! ! ! . . . . . t h a n k you for this...
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hdlunn4
Clearly great. Groovenon it.Thanks Pandora.
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ron9538
Groovy! Lovin it!
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This group is new to me, and I love it!
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guyt20
I LOVE PEARL DJANGO, (and I'm not French:).
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Very good, Django's sound can never get old.
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