(2019) 1941-1943 (Hd Remastered)

Stephane Grappelli

... read moreThis Classics CD reissues some very rare recordings made by violinist Stephane Grappelli: all of his performances as a leader during a difficult three-year period. The violinist had decided to stay in England during World War II (when Django Reinhardt returned to France) and soon had a new group...

01:08′:55″ 22 Songs

1
I Never Knew
Stephane Grappelli
2:38
2
Sweet Sue Just You
Stephane Grappelli
2:34
3
Tiger Rag
Stephane Grappelli
2:30
4
Stephane's Blues
Stephane Grappelli
3:18
5
Noel Brings The Swing
Stephane Grappelli
2:56
6
Dinah
Stephane Grappelli
3:13
7
Body And Soul
Stephane Grappelli
3:22
8
Jive Bomber
Stephane Grappelli
3:21
9
Margie
Stephane Grappelli
2:48
10
You're The Cream In My Coffee
Stephane Grappelli
2:56
11
Liza (All The Clouds'll Roll Away)
Stephane Grappelli
3:06
12
The Folks Who Live On The Hill
Stephane Grappelli
3:30
13
Stardust
Stephane Grappelli
3:31
14
J'attendrai (Au Revoir)
Stephane Grappelli
3:28
15
Weep No More My Lady
Stephane Grappelli
3:06
16
When I Look At You
Stephane Grappelli
3:20
17
Three O'clock In The Morning
Stephane Grappelli
3:07
18
That Old Black Magic
Stephane Grappelli
3:02
19
Star Eyes
Stephane Grappelli
3:25
20
Heavenly Music
Stephane Grappelli
3:06
21
I Never Mention Your Name (Oh No!)
Stephane Grappelli
3:27
22
My Heart Tells Me
Stephane Grappelli
3:11
Released 30 April 2019, Reborn Recordings

Review

This Classics CD reissues some very rare recordings made by violinist Stephane Grappelli: all of his performances as a leader during a difficult three-year period. The violinist had decided to stay in England during World War II (when Django Reinhardt returned to France) and soon had a new group featuring the young pianist George Shearing. This CD has seven sessions with quartets and quintets along with one featuring a larger group that includes other strings and a harp. Although there are vocals on eight of the numbers (by Beryl Davis and Dave Fullerton), the swinging performances and the rarity of the recordings easily compensate. ~ Scott Yanow