All about Philippe Brun as a leader and as a side man

P.B. Fat Blues Philippe Brun (tp solo)
P.B. Fat Blues acc. by Stéphane Grappelli (p); Django Reinhardt (g); Louis Gaste (g); Eugène d’Hellemmes (b)
1937 September 9 - Swing Paris
Whoa Babe Philippe Brun (tp solo)
Whoa Babe acc. by Stéphane Grappelli (p); Django Reinhardt (g); Louis Gaste (g); Eugène d’Hellemmes (b)
1937 September 9 - Swing, Paris
Bolero - Cut 1 Quintette du Hot Club de France
Bolero - Cut 1 Philippe Brun, Gus Deloof, André Cornille (tp); Guy Paquinet, Josse Breyère (tb); Maurice Cizeron (fl); Michel Marlop, P.Bartel, Swetschin (v); Django Reinhardt (g); Joseph Reinhardt, Eugène Vées (g); Louis Vola (b)
1937 Dec 14 - La Voix de son Maitre, Paris
Bolero - Cut 2 Quintette du Hot Club de France
Philippe Brun, Gus Deloof, André Cornille (tp); Guy Paquinet, Josse Breyère (tb); Maurice Cizeron (fl); Michel Marlop, P.Bartel, Swetschin (v); Django Reinhardt (g); Joseph Reinhardt, Eugène Vées (g); Louis Vola (b)
1937 Dec 14 - La Voix de son Maitre, Paris
Mabel - Cut 1 Quintette du Hot Club de France
Mabel - Cut 1 Philippe Brun, Gus Deloof, André Cornille (tp); Guy Paquinet, Josse Breyère (tb); Maurice Cizeron (fl);
Stéphane Grappelli (v); Django Reinhardt (g); Joseph Reinhardt, Eugène Vées (g); Louis Vola (b)
1937 December 14 - Swing, Paris
Mabel - Cut 2 Quintette du Hot Club de France
Philippe Brun, Gus Deloof, André Cornille (tp); Guy Paquinet, Josse Breyère (tb); Maurice Cizeron (fl);
Stéphane Grappelli (v); Django Reinhardt (g); Joseph Reinhardt, Eugène Vées (g); Louis Vola (b)
1937 December 14 - Swing, Paris
Blues Philippe Brun (tp solo)
Blues on YouTube acc. by Stephnane Grappelli (cel); Django Reinhardt (g)

One of the finest French jazz trumpeters of his day, Philippe Brun is nearly forgotten now and except for his collaborations with Django Reinhardt and Alix Combelle, few of his recordings have been reissued.
Inspired by Bix Beiderbecke, Brun's lovely tone came through even when, as on "Blues", he played in a cup mute.
I don't know just how the musicians decided on the unusual instrumentation for this recording, but it created a delightful and delicate sort of chamber jazz, and it was a precursor to Edmond Hall's famous Celeste Quartet session of 1941. (Was it an inspiration? Who knows if any member of Hall's pickup group ever heard this recording?)
Brun takes the first solo, and although he's the featured player for the side, he never tries to impress with flashy displays of technique. Instead, he plays a simple, soulful statement that cuts right to the core.
Grappelli (who was also an excellent pianist) enjoys playing around on the celeste, but Django's solo is quite serious and studied. There's no guitar effects, just a passionate single-string solo made up of perfectly-sculpted phrases, with a surprising turn to the low register as Brun returns.
If Brun had a weakness, it was his sense of rhythm. He was clearly behind Grappelli and Reinhardt when it came to swinging eighth notes. But close to the end, Django picks up on Brun's shuffle rhythm and by using it--slightly adapted--in his accompaniment, is able to bring Brun a little closer to authentic swing style.

1937 December 27 - Swing, Paris

College Stomp Philippe Brun et son “Swing Band”
College Stomp on YouTube Philippe Brun, Gus Deloof, André Cornille (tp); Guy Paquinet, Josse Breyère (tb);
Max Blanc, Charles Lisee (as); Jacques Hélian, Alix Combelle (ts); Stéphane Grappelli (p);
Django Reinhardt (g); Louis Vola (b); Maurice Chaillou (dm)
1937 December 28 - Swing, Paris
Easy Going Philippe Brun et son “Swing Band”
Easy Going on YouTube Philippe Brun, Gus Deloof, André Cornille (tp); Guy Paquinet, Josse Breyère (tb);
Max Blanc, Charles Lisee (as); Jacques Hélian, Alix Combelle (ts); Stéphane Grappelli (p);
Django Reinhardt (g); Louis Vola (b); Maurice Chaillou (dm)
1937 December 28 - Swing, Paris
Harlem Swing Philippe Brun et son “Swing Band”
Harlem Swing on YouTube Philippe Brun, Gus Deloof, André Cornille (tp); Guy Paquinet, Josse Breyère (tb);
Max Blanc, Charles Lisee (as); Jacques Hélian, Alix Combelle (ts); Stéphane Grappelli (p);
Django Reinhardt (g); Louis Vola (b); Maurice Chaillou (dm)
1937 December 28 - Swing, Paris
It Had To Be You Philippe Brun “Jam Band”
It Had To Be You on YouTube Philippe Brun (tp); Alix Combelle (cl & ts); Michel Warlop (v); Stéphane Grappelli (p); Django Reinhardt (g);
Louis Vola (b); Maurice Chaillou (dm)
1937 December 28 - Swing, Paris
Siffler En Travaillant Ray Ventura et ses Collegiens
Siffler En Travaillant André Cornille, Gus Deloof, Philippe Brun (tp); André Cauzard, Josse Breyère, Guy Paquinet (tb);
Max Blanc (cl,fl,as); André Lluis (cl,as); John Arslanian (cl,bcl,ts,bars,vcl); Adrien Mares (ts);
Jean-Louis Jeanson, Roger Du Hautbourg, Jean Pirenet (vln); Bob Vaz (p); Django Reinhardt (g); Louis Vola (b); "Coco" Aslan (perc, vcl)
1938 March 4 - Paris
Un Sourire En Chantant Ray Ventura et ses Collegiens
Un Sourire En Chantant André Cornille, Gus Deloof, Philippe Brun (tp); André Cauzard, Josse Breyère, Guy Paquinet (tb);
Max Blanc (cl,fl,as); André Lluis (cl,as); John Arslanian (cl,bcl,ts,bars,vcl); Adrien Mares (ts);
Jean-Louis Jeanson, Roger Du Hautbourg, Jean Pirenet (vln); Bob Vaz (p); Django Reinhardt (g); Louis Vola (b); André Taylor (dm) André Dassary (vcl)
1938 March 4 - Paris
Boucin’ Around Philippe Brun et son “Swing Band”
Boucin’ Around on YouTube Philippe Brun, Gus Deloof, André Cornille (tp); Guy Paquinet, Josse Breyère (tb);
Max Blanc, Charles Lisée (as); Nöel Chiboust, Alix Combelle (ts); Stéphane Grappelli (p);
Django Reinhardt (g); Louis Vola (b); Maurice Chaillou (dm)
1938 March 8 - Paris
Ridin’ Along The Moscova Philippe Brun et son “Swing Band”
Ridin’ Along The Moscova on YouTube Philippe Brun, Gus Deloof, André Cornille (tp); Guy Paquinet, Josse Breyère (tb);
Max Blanc, Charles Lisée (as); Nöel Chiboust, Alix Combelle (ts); Stéphane Grappelli (p);
Django Reinhardt (g); Louis Vola (b); Maurice Chaillou (dm)
1938 March 8 - Paris
Gotta A Date In Louisiana Philippe Brun et son “Swing Band”
Gotta A Date In Louisiana on YouTube Philippe Brun, Gus Deloof, André Cornille (tp); Guy Paquinet, Josse Breyère (tb);
Max Blanc, Charles Lisée (as); Nöel Chiboust, Alix Combelle (ts); Stéphane Grappelli (p);
Django Reinhardt (g); Louis Vola (b); Maurice Chaillou (dm)
1938 March 8 - Paris
Gabriel’s Swing Philippe Brun et son “Swing Band”
Gabriel’s Swing on YouTube Philippe Brun, Gus Deloof, André Cornille (tp) Guy Paquinet, Josse Breyère (tb);
Max Blanc, Charles Lisée (as); Nöel Chiboust, Alix Combelle (ts); Stéphane Grappely (p),
Django Reinhardt (g), Louis Vola (b); Maurice Chaillou (dm)
1938 March 8 - Paris
Doin’ The New Low Down Philippe Brun et son “Jam Band”
Doin’ The New Low Down on YouTube Philippe Brun (cn); Alix Combelle (cl); Nöel Chiboust (ts); Stéphane Grappelli (p);
Django Reinhardt (g); Louis Vola (b); Maurice Chaillou (dm)
1938 March 8 - Swing, Paris
Fast, Slow Medium Tempo Alix Combelle and his Swing Band
Fast, Slow Medium Tempo Alex Renard, Pierre Allier, Al Piguillem, Philippe Brun (tp); Guy Paquinet (tb); Alix Combelle (ts);
Charlie Lewis (p); Django Reinhardt (g); Joseph Reinhardt (g); Marceau Sarbib (b)
1940 February 20 - Paris
Jumpin’ At The Woodside Alix Combelle and his Swing Band
Jumpin’ At The Woodside Alex Renard, Pierre Allier, Al Piguillem, Philippe Brun (tp); Guy Paquinet (tb); Alix Combelle (ts); Charlie Lewis (p); Django Reinhardt (g); Joseph Reinhardt (g); Marceau Sarbib (b)
1940 February 20 - Paris
Nerves And Fever Alix Combelle and his Swing Band
Nerves And Fever Alex Renard, Pierre Allier, Al Piguillem, Philippe Brun (tp); Guy Paquinet (tb); Alix Combelle (ts); Charlie Lewis (p); Django Reinhardt (g); Joseph Reinhardt (g); Marceau Sarbib (b)
1940 February 20 - Paris
Panassie Stomp Alix Combelle and his Swing Band
Panassie Stomp Alex Renard, Pierre Allier, Al Piguillem, Philippe Brun (tp); Guy Paquinet (tb); Alix Combelle (ts); Charlie Lewis (p); Django Reinhardt (g); Joseph Reinhardt (g); Marceau Sarbib (b)
1940 February 20 - Paris
Rockabye Basie Alix Combelle and his Swing Band
Rockabye Basie Alex Renard, Pierre Allier, Al Piguillem, Philippe Brun (tp); Guy Paquinet (tb); Alix Combelle (ts); Charlie Lewis (p); Django Reinhardt (g); Joseph Reinhardt (g); Marceau Sarbib (b)
1940 February 20 - Paris
Week-End Stomp Alix Combelle and his Swing Band
Week-End Stomp Alex Renard, Pierre Allier, Al Piguillem, Philippe Brun (tp); Guy Paquinet (tb); Alix Combelle (ts); Charlie Lewis (p);
Django Reinhardt (g); Joseph Reinhardt (g); Marceau Sarbib (b)
1940 February 20 - Paris
Blue Skies Philippe Brun and his Jam Band
Blue Skies on YouTube Philippe Brun (tp); Guy Paquinet (tb); Alix Combelle (cl); Charlie Lewis (p); Django Reinhardt (g);
Marceau Sarbib (b); H.P. Chadel alias Charles Delaunay (dm)
1940 February 22 - Swing, Paris
Stomp Philippe Brun and his Jam Band
Stomp on YouTube Philippe Brun (tp); Guy Paquinet (tb); Alix Combelle (cl); Charlie Lewis (p); Django Reinhardt (g);
Marceau Sarbib (b); H.P. Chadel alias Charles Delaunay (dm)
1940 February 22 - Swing, Paris
Boogie Woogie - Part 1 Philippe Brun and his Jam Band
Boogie Woogie - Part 1 Philippe Brun (tp); Guy Paquinet (tb); Alix Combelle (cl); Charlie Lewis (p); Django Reinhardt (g);
Marceau Sarbib (b); H.P. Chadel (dm)
1940 February 22 - Swing, Paris
Boogie Woogie - Part 2 Philippe Brun and his Jam Band
Philippe Brun (tp); Guy Paquinet (tb); Alix Combelle (cl); Charlie Lewis (p); Django Reinhardt (g);
Marceau Sarbib (b); H.P. Chadel (dm)
1940 February 22 - Swing, Paris
Appel Indirect Django Reinhardt et L'Orchestre de Chez "Jummy"
Appel Indirect Philippe Brun (tp); Hubert Rostaing (ts); Charlie Lewis (p); Django Reinhardt (g);
Henri & André Salvador (g); Emmanuel Soudieux (b)
1940 March - “Radio Cité”, live from the Jimmy’s Bar. Paris
Sweet Sue Django's Music
Sweet Sue Philippe Brun (tp); Hubert Rostaing (ts); Charlie Lewis (p); Django Reinhardt (g); Henri & André Salvador (g); Emmanuel Soudieux (b)
1940 March - “Radio Cité”, live from the Jimmy’s Bar. Paris
At The Jimmy’s Bar Philippe Brun (tp)
At The Jimmy’s Bar acc. by Alex Renard (tp); Alix Combelle (cl); Charlie Lewis (p); Django Reinhardt (g solo); Pierre “Baro” Ferret (g); Emmanuel Soudieux (b)
1940 March 22 - Paris
Daphne Philippe Brun (tp)
Daphne acc. by Alex Renard, Pierre Allier (tp); Guy Paquinet (tb); André Ekyan (as); Alix Combelle (ts); Charlie Lewis (p); Django Reinhardt (g solo); Pierre “Baro” Ferret (g); Emmanuel Soudieux (b)
1940 March 22 - Paris
Limehouse Blues Django's Music
Limehouse Blues Philippe Brun, Pierre Allier, Alex Renard, Al Piguillem (tp); Guy Paquinet, Gaston Moat, Pierre Deck (tb);
André Ekyan (as); Alix Combelle (bs); Charlie Lewis (p); Django Reinhardt (g solo); Pierre “Baro” Ferret (g); Emmanuel Soudieux (b)
1940 March 22 - Paris
Tears Django's Music
Tears Philippe Brun, Pierre Allier, Alex Renard, Al Piguillem (tp); Guy Paquinet, Gaston Moat, Pierre Deck (tb);
Alix Combelle (bs); Charlie Lewis (p); Django Reinhardt (g solo); Pierre “Baro” Ferret (g); Emmanuel Soudieux (b)
1940 March 22 - Paris

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