I've been really enjoying Django Reinhardt's music lately, particularly the clarinet-heavy songs on the Django's Blues
album. Previous askmes refer to this as "gypsy jazz," but I'm assuming that has more to do with the style of guitar playing. What are some other albums/artists I might enjoy? I get a similar vibe from the background music in nearly every establishing shot in every Woody Allen movie.
Benny Goodman looks like a safe bet, but I haven't yet found an album of his that grabs me in quite the same way as Django's Blues, so recommendations there would be helpful too. Those less swingy, more big-band-y songs (a thousand horns blaring at once) are definitely not what I'm looking for.
Additional data point(s): I have only a passing interest in jazz, the older the better--I love really old Delta Blues like Mississippi John Hurt. Substituting saxophone for clarinet leaves me pretty cold, and the heavy hitters don't do much for me. Listening to an entire Glenn Miller album, for example, makes my hair fall out in clumps.