Absolutely Australia's Lowest Prices

We won't be beaten by anyone. Guaranteed

Tribute to Stephane Grappelli
By

Rating
;
Album: Tribute to Stephane Grappelli
# Song Title   Time
1)    Valseuses, Les
2)    I Got Rhythm
3)    Nuages
4)    Barbizon Blues
5)    All The Things You Are
6)    My One And Only Love
7)    Kid
8)    Someday My Prince Will Come
9)    Minor Swing
10)    Misty
11)    Paint Up My House
12)    Tears
13)    In A Sentimental Mood
14)    Beautiful Mood
 
Album: Tribute to Stephane Grappelli
# Song Title   Time
1)    Valseuses, Les
2)    I Got Rhythm
3)    Nuages
4)    Barbizon Blues
5)    All The Things You Are
6)    My One And Only Love
7)    Kid
8)    Someday My Prince Will Come
9)    Minor Swing
10)    Misty
11)    Paint Up My House
12)    Tears
13)    In A Sentimental Mood
14)    Beautiful Mood
 
Product Description
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Personnel: Didier Lockwood (violin); Bireli Lagrene (guitar); Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (acoustic bass).
  • Engineers: Franck Seguin, Serge Babkine, Didier Lockwood.
  • Recorded at Studio De La Foret, France from December 7-9, 1999. Includes liner notes by Didier Lockwood.
  • Violinist Didier Lockwood tackled a formidable task by dedicating an entire CD to the legendary violinist Stephane Grappelli, who died just shy of his 90th birthday in December, 1997. Although Grappelli's influence on his playing is obvious at times, he is no carbon copy. He generally has a darker tone and doesn't use nearly as many up-tempo runs. With two brilliant partners, bassist Niels Pedersen (who worked with Grappelli on a few dates) and guitarist Birelli Lagrene, Lockwood does a credible job. The opener is an obscure Grappelli original, "Les Valseuses," a gentle swinger that opens with Lockwood playing pizzicato, not something one immediately associates with Grappelli. The leader contributed two originals, the easygoing "Barbizon Blues" and a light samba, "The Kid." His high-pitched opening to "Someday My Prince Will Come" is more reminiscent of Jean-Luc Ponty in the early '70s, while "Beautiful Love" features the intricate interplay of the trio. Sonny Rollins' "Pent-Up House" was a favortie of Grappelli's, and this lively bop vehicle features brilliant solos by Pedersen and Lagrene as well as the leader. Lockwood captures the spirit of Grappelli beautifully in his rendition of "My One and Only Love" while retaining his own sound. There's also material dating from the beginning of Grappelli's career that he continued to play to the end of his life. The sensual ballad "Nuages," the plucky "Minor Swing," and the somewhat dark "Tears" all come from the period of the Quintet of the Hot Club of France, which he co-led with the equally brilliant guitarist Django Reinhardt. This recording will also hold up well when compared to the late violin master's own versions. Recommended. ~ Ken Dryden
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music » Jazz » Jazz Instrument » Fusion
People also searched for
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Tribute to Stephane Grappelli on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond.com, Inc.
Back to top