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Friday, January 25, 2013

Stephane Grappelli - Stephane Grappelli

Stephane Grappelli...born January 26, 1908 in Paris, France. Stephane was the son of a philosophy teacher of Italian origin. He first worked as a pianist, accompanying silent films in a cinema to help his father pay the bills. Outstanding jazz violinist with a swinging, sweet-toned style, great technique & finesse, very tasteful. He studied as a classical violinist early in his career & turned to jazz about 1927. Played with & led groups of his own. Noted for his 30s work with the great guitarist Django Reinhardt in the Quintet of the Hot Club of France. The two met at the Croix du Sud nightclub in Montparnasse, Paris in early 1934. With Reinhardt's brother, Joseph, Roger Chaput on guitars, & Louis Vola on double bass, the idea of the quintet was born. Along with Reinhardt’s guitar, Grappelli’s violin was one of the two features of the groups sound. The Quintet is renowned throughout the world. They remained together until 1939, when World War II created chaos in Europe & particularly France & Paris. Grappelli moved to England were he lived from 1940 to 1948. There he led combos, playing both violin as well as piano again., at times working with the great George Shearing. Returned to Paris in 1948 where he remained active throughout the 50s & 60s. He incorporated more progressive jazz stylings into his later playing. From Reuters December 1, 1997..."French jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli, whose lively, elegant style captivated audiences for more than a half a century, died in Paris Monday after undergoing an operation. He was 89.

This record was recorded in Paris between March 7 - 9, 1972 with Stephane on violin, Claude Cavalli & Leo Petit on guitars, Guy Pedersen on bass, & Daniel Humair on drums. It is released on the Everest Record label. Everest Records were known for their archive of jazz & folk musick. The illustrious names represented in this line of recordings have long been known & revered by dedicated folk & jazz buffs.

Year of Release: 1976
Label: Everest Records FS 311
Genre: jazz

Side 1 -
Alabamy Bound
You’d Better Go Now
Le Tien
Like Someone in Love
Side 2 -
Minor Swing
Soft Winds
Makin’ Whoopee
How about You
Pent up House

Download: Stephane Grappelli - Stephane Grappelli
Download Size: 100MB (ripped from vinyl at 320Kbps)


Anonymous said...

Very sweet indeed. Thanks.



Thanks David...sweet indeed.

Anonymous said...

exelente disco. alucino con grappelli. que disco mas agradable.