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Charlie Haden & Christian Escoude: Gitane

On September 22, 1978, “All Life” label released “Gitane”, an album by Charlie Haden and Christian Escoudé. It was recorded in September 1978, at “Studio Des Champs Elysees” in Paris, and was produced by Alain Boucanus and Eymeric Adam.


  • Charlie Haden – double bass
  • Christian Escoudé – guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Django Reinhardt except where noted.

  1. Django – John Lewis
  2. Bolero
  3. Manoir de Mes Reves
  4. Gitane – Charlie Haden
  5. Nuages
  6. Dinette
  7. Improvisation – Christian Escoudé

John Lewis

On March 29, 2001, John Aaron Lewis died aged 80. He was musician  (piano), composer and arranger, best known as the founder and musical director of the Modern Jazz Quartet. Lewis recorded and performed with number of musicians, including Bill Perkins, Jim Hall, Percy Heath, Chico Hamilton, Sacha Distel,  Gunther Schuller, Svend Asmussen, Albert Mangelsdorff, Helen Merrill, Christian Escoudé,  Hank Jones,  Lew Tabackin, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis Nonet, Harold Farberman, Clifford Brown, Ruth Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, Milt Jackson, Joe Newman, Sonny Stitt and J. J. Johnson.