Rex Stewart and his Feetwarmers (with Django Reinhardt, guitar)

Rex Stewart and his Feetwarmers was a jazz group formed by Trumpeter Rex Stewart. It featured Rex Stewart on Cornet, Barney Bigard on Clarinet and Drums, and Billy Taylor on the Bass. The members of the group were all part of Duke Ellington’s Orchestra. The guest artist is guitarist Django Reinhardt (of the Quintet of the Hot Club of France). These rare recordings (made in 1939) are swing jazz at its best. This recording comes from an album called “The All Star Sessions” which features Django Reinhardt on 4 out of the 16 tracks.

Here is a piece called Finesse (Night Wind) which contains wonderful ensemble playing and some great solo work by all of the musicians. Enjoy.