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Stephane Grappelli

Stephane Grappelli (originally surname was spelled with a 'Y') would have earned himself a place in Jazz History books if only for his important role in the Quintette of the Hot Club of France, featuring the dazzling virtuosity of Django Reindhart. Grappelli's violin was the perfect foil to Reindhart's guitar in this piano-less group.

Fired by Reindhart's tremendous rhythmic powers, Grappelli's contributions to recordings by the Quintette like Lime House Blues, China Boy and It Don't Mean A Thing (all 1935) and Them There Eyes, Three little Words and Swing '39 (these latter three tracks from 1938-39) were admirable in their execution.

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Grappelli plays Grappelli
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Inca Music
2003
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Tivoli Gardens
Tivoli Gardens
Fantasy Jazz
2002
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Stephane's Tune / Vintage Grappelli
Stephane's Tune /...

2001
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Celebrating Grappelli
MPS Records
1998
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