Django Reinhardt recorded nineteen tracks with the ATC (Air Transport Command Band) directed by Sergeant Jack Platt, and three with members of the band under his own name. Only four of the titles were released by the Swing label as "Django Reinhardt and his American Swing Band"; the remaining sides were acetates, either from AFN (American Forces Network) radio programs or from their final concert at the Salle Pleyel.
In late 1945 the great guitarist Django Reinhardt had an opportunity to broadcast regularly with The ATC (Air Transport Command) Orchestra, a big band filled with talented but now-forgotten American servicemen. Reinhardt is the main soloist throughout, whether with the full orchestra or with small groups out of the band; he also takes "Improvisation No. 6" unaccompanied. In addition, The ATC band is heard on six selections without the guitarist. All in all this is a surprising and consistently interesting release.
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|1||Opening Announcements & Themes|
|3||Honeysuckle Rose (N°1)|
|4||Are You In The Mood ? (N°1)|
|6||Uptown Blues (N°1)|
|7||Moten Swing (N°1)|
|8||Closing Themes & Announcements|
|9||Don't Be That Way|
|10||Improvisation Number Six|
|11||Honeysuckle Rose (N°2)|
|14||Moten Swing (N°2)|
|15||Uptown Blues (N°2)|
|17||Are You In The Mood ? (N°2)|
|20||Manoir De Mes Rêves|
|22||Symphony In Riffs|