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On September 22, 1978.

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

On december 29, 2020.

On December 29, 2020, Claude Bolling died aged 90. He was musician (piano), composer, and arranger. He wrote music for more than one hundred movies, collaborated with classical musicians, but also with musicians from various genres including Alexandre Lagoya, Pinchas Zukerman, Maurice André, and Yo-Yo Ma. Bolling has worked with some of the biggest names in the jazz music including Roy Eldridge, Kenny Clarke. Oscar Peterson, Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington, Stéphane Grappelli, and Django Reinhardt. As leader he released 24 albums.

On October 31, 1995.

On October 31, 1995, “Acoustic Music” label released “Tone Poems 2”, an album by David Grisman and Martin Taylor. It was recorded in January 1995, at “Dawg Studios”, and was produced by David Grisman.


  • David Grisman – mandolin, mandola, mandocello, guitar, tenor guitar
  • Martin Taylor – guitar


  1. Swanee – George Gershwin, Irving Caesar
  2. Teasin’ the Frets – Nick Lucas
  3. It Had to Be You – Isham Jones, Gus Kahn
  4. Please – Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin
  5. Mood Indigo – Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard, Irving Mills
  6. Anything Goes – Cole Porter
  7. Blue Moon – Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart
  8. Lulu’s Back In Town – Harry Warren, Al Dubin
  9. Tears – Stéphane Grappelli, Django Reinhardt
  10. Jeepers Creepers – Harry Warren, Johnny Mercer
  11. Over the Rainbow – Harold Arlen, E. Y. Harburg
  12. Musette for a Magpie – Martin Taylor
  13. Mairzy Doats – Milton Drake, Al Hoffman, Jerry Livingston
  14. Bésame Mucho – Consuelo Velázquez, Sunny Skylar
  15. Unforgettable – Irving Gordon
  16. Here’s That Rainy Day – Jimmy Van Heusen, Johnny Burke
  17. My Romance – Rodgers, Hart
  18. Out of Nowhere – Johnny Green, Edward Heyman
  19. Crystal Silence – Chick Corea, Neville Potter

On July 12, 2003.


On July 12, 2003, Bennett Lester “Benny” Carter, died aged 96. He was musician (alto saxophone, clarinet, trumpet), composer, arranger, and bandleader,  regarded a major figure in jazz from the 1930s to the 1990s. In his career the “King” performed with Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Coleman Hawkins, Peggy Lee, Carmen McRae, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Miles Davis,  Django Reinhardt, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Lena Horne, Glenn Miller, Gene Krupa, Tommy Dorsey, Phil Woods, Dizzy Gillespie, Earl Hines, Ben Webster, Billy Eckstine, Pearl Bailey, Lou Rawls, Louis Armstrong, Freddie Slack and Mel Torme.

For his work Benny Carter received big number of awards including: “The NEA Jazz Masters Award by The National Endowment for the Arts”, “Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award” , “Grammy Award” for his solo “Prelude to a Kiss”, “A Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame”, “National Endowment for the Arts”, “National Medal of Arts”.