November 18. 2016
Stephane Grappelli left a prodigious body of recording with jazz legends.
Throughout the ’70s and ’80s, Grappelli made celebrated recordings with such greats as Oscar Peterson, Toots Theilemans, McCoy Tyner, and Gary Burton.
Also he had a particular liking for working with other violinists.
He recorded with Eddie South, Joe Venuti, Stuff Smith, Svend Asmussen, Jean Luc Ponty,Mark O’Connor and others.
He first played at Carnegie Hall in 1974 and returned there to celebrate his 80th birthday in 1988 with a concert which teamed him with the cellist Yo Yo Ma.
His playing continued to improve as he gave concerts in the 90s and his recording career.
Stephane Grappelli died on Dec. 1, 1997, at the age of 89.
Here is Stephane Grappelli and Michel Petrucciani -play “Flamingo”.(1996)
Here is Baden Powell and Stephane Grappelli play “Meditação”.
Here is Stephane Grappelli with the Philharmonica Orchestra play “The Folks Who Live On The Hill” & “Night And Day.” (1984)
Here is Duke Ellington and Stéphane Grappelli (1973)
Here is Stéphane Grappelli and Yo-Yo Ma -play “So In Love”.