by Stéphane Grappelli

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This CD features a logical combination of two talented Frenchmen, violinist Stéphane Grappelli and pianist Michel Petrucciani, who had never recorded together before. With the assistance of bassist George Mraz and drummer Roy Haynes, the co-leaders romp on a variety of standards. Petrucciani was 32 at the time of this June 1995 set, a mere child compared to the 87-year-old Grappelli. Despite his age, Grappelli's violin playing sounds as youthful and enthusiastic as it had been in the 1930s; the 60 years of practice had not hurt. While Petrucciani's music is usually in the Bill Evans post-bop vein, he was happy to visit Grappelli's turf on this occasion, mostly playing veteran standards. On such songs as "Sweet Georgia Brown," "How About You" (here mistitled "I Love New York in June"), "I Remember April," and "There Will Never Be Another You," Stephane Grappelli is both joyful and masterful. Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/15/1996
Label: Dreyfus
UPC: 0764911658025
catalogNumber: 36580

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stéphane Grappelli   Primary Artist,Violin
Michel Petrucciani   Piano,Track Performer
Roy Haynes   Drums
George Mraz   Bass

Technical Credits

James "Thunderbird" Davis   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Erroll Garner   Composer
Michel Petrucciani   Liner Notes
Johnny Burke   Composer
Yves Chamberland   Producer
Gene DePaul   Composer
Francis Dreyfus   Producer
Claude Ermelin   Engineer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Roger "Ram" Ramirez   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Jimmy Sherman   Composer
Jean Ber   Cover Photo
Harry Link   Composer
Jack Strachey   Composer
Patricia Johnston   Composer
Holt Marvell   Composer
Jimmy Davis   Composer
Pat Johnston   Composer

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