Bon anniversaire, Stéphane January 26, 2008Posted by Jeff in Cool, Jazz, Music, Swing.
Today would have been the one hundredth birthday of the greatest jazz violinist of all time.
Above, from 1991, the eighty-three-year-old Stéphane Grappelli performs “How High The Moon” by Nancy Hamilton and Morgan Lewis, accompanied by McCoy Tyner on piano, Marc Fosset on guitar and Jean-Philip Viret on bass.
Here’s a clip of Grappelli appearing on Michael Parkinson’s BBC program with the classical violinist Yehudi Menuhin, playing “Tango Jalousie” by Jacob Gade. It was the beginning of a collaboration that led to several wonderful records.