Verve Jazz Masters 11: Stéphane Grappelli
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Violinist Stéphane Grappelli's maturity is nicely mapped by this Verve Jazz Masters compilation containing 14 recordings made between September 1966 and May 1992. A skilled improviser whose lengthy career began in the '30s when he co-led the Quintet of the Hot Club de France with Django Reinhardt, Grappelli had a very productive comeback during the time period covered by this collection. The cast of creative collaborators includes guitarists Diz Disley, Ike Isaacs, and Larry Coryell, pianists Michel Legrand and George Shearing, and bassists Eberhard Weber and Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen.
A Best of One of the Jazz Greats
Although there is better material from his Grappelli's early career with Django, this material from the Verve vault is charming and shows his exceptional violin playing.
Born: January 26, 1908 in Paris, France
Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s
Top Albums and Songs by Stéphane Grappelli
||Honeysuckle Rose||Souvenirs||2:55||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Minor Swing||Djangologie Vol6 / 1937||3:15||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Nuages||Souvenirs||3:03||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||La Mer (Beyond the Sea)||Bioshock 2: The Official Soundtrack (Music from and Inspired By the Game) [Special Edition]||4:16||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Ménilmontant||The Indispensible Django Reinhardt (1949-1950)||3:06||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Minor Swing||Jazz In Paris, Vol. 87: Django||4:05||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Night and Day||Souvenirs||2:44||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Anything Goes (Instrumental)||The Essential Yo-Yo Ma||5:53||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Daphne||Souvenirs||3:12||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Sweet Georgia Brown||Souvenirs||3:08||$0.99||View In iTunes|