Le Quintette du Hot Club de France

December 13, 1940

Recorded in Paris by “Le Quintet du Hot Club de France” on December 13, 1940. -This is Reinhardt’s first recording of the tune.


Django Reinhardt, guitar
Alix Combelle, clarinet
Joseph Reinhardt, guitar
Tony Rovira, string bass
Pierre Fouad, drums

“Nuages” was perhaps Django Reinhardt’s most popular composition and he recorded it at least a dozen times throughout his career. It became popular among Parisians in occupied Germany during World War II prior to being recorded. The tune sold over one hundred thousand copies within weeks of it’s release.

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