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Grappelli Plays Jerome Kern

Grappelli Plays Jerome Kern

by Stéphane Grappelli
     
 
Jazz violin great Stéphane Grappelli made several albums accompanied by strings, though this session from the late '80s (previously issued by GRP in 1987) is the most satisfying of them all. Grappelli, who is joined by his regular collaborators on guitars (Martin Taylor and Marc Fossett) and bassist Jack Sewing, along with a rotating cast

Overview

Jazz violin great Stéphane Grappelli made several albums accompanied by strings, though this session from the late '80s (previously issued by GRP in 1987) is the most satisfying of them all. Grappelli, who is joined by his regular collaborators on guitars (Martin Taylor and Marc Fossett) and bassist Jack Sewing, along with a rotating cast of three drummers, focuses exclusively on the works of Jerome Kern (with orchestrations by Laurie Holloway, Daniel Freiberg, or Jorge Calandrelli) with Ettore Stratta conducting. "Long Ago (And Far Away)" swings softly awash in strings, featuring Taylor and Fossett (who sings in unison with his solos). The violinist captures the melancholy air of "Yesterdays" in an easygoing bossa nova setting, while the relaxed tempo of "All the Things You Are" brings its lyricism to the forefront, featuring thoughtful solos by Taylor and Grappelli. The violinist loved to play piano whenever he had the opportunity; in "Long Ago (And Far Away)" he plays the piano introduction and brief tag, in addition to soloing on his main instrument. This is one of the better jazz-with-strings projects, due in part to the tasty solos and thoughtful background scores accompanying the jazz instrumentalists.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/10/2011
Label:
Just A Memory
UPC:
0068944916627
catalogNumber:
9166
Rank:
47927

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stéphane Grappelli   Primary Artist,Piano,Violin
Martin Taylor   Guitar
Ettore Stratta   Conductor
Martin Drew   Drums
Jack Sewing   Bass
Graham Ward   Drums
Alf Bigden   Drums
Marc Fossett   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Laurie Holloway   Arranger
Ettore Stratta   Producer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Jorge Calandrelli   Arranger
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Daniel Freiberg   Arranger
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Keith Grant   Engineer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Pat Philips   Executive Producer
Mellen & Jayne   Graphic Design

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