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Stephane Grappelli Video

Postby Teddy Dupont » Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:11 am

Steph & Co playing "Sweet Georgia Brown" and Julian Lloyd Webber showing once again that most classical musicians just cannot swing - with Martin Taylor looking about 4:-
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Postby Thrip » Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:56 am

That was funny!
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Postby nwilkins » Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:48 pm

I'm not sure that MOST classical musicians cannot swing, but that was an inexplicably bad attempt :(
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Postby Cattermole » Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:03 pm

I think Grapelli had a mischevious streak when it came to classical musicians.
In a biography I read about him years ago it spoke about his 70th or 80th birthday bash at the Albert Hall where Julian Bream, among others, was performing alongside SG.
I forget what they were playing, but Bream, not being any sort of improvisor, had worked out a couple of choruses beforehand. Grapelli knew this and during the performance obliged Bream to play a couple more. JB sort of managed a third but was reduced to strumming chords during the fourth and, according to this biography, considered this musically to be one of his more embarrassing moments.
Apparently, Grapelli revelled in the classical musician's lack of freedom.
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Postby Teddy Dupont » Wed Feb 28, 2007 5:08 pm

Unfortunately no Julian Lloyd Webber for laughs on this but Steph really gives it one:-
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Postby Thrip » Wed Feb 28, 2007 5:25 pm

I always liked Marc Fosset.
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Postby Caballero » Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:19 pm

I always liked Julian Lloyd-Weber.
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Postby Zoot » Fri Mar 02, 2007 12:33 pm

I always like Sunny Weber
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Postby Teddy Dupont » Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:13 pm

I always fancied Kim Novak and that was a bloody waste of time too.
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Postby wirralgitane » Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:44 pm

hey teddy! That was great to watch, Martin Taylor's phrasing is mega aswel!!
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Postby Cattermole » Tue Mar 27, 2007 2:32 pm

Caballero wrote:I always liked Julian Lloyd-Weber.


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Postby Teddy Dupont » Tue Mar 27, 2007 6:12 pm

Well found Catty. Much less ridiculous. In fact, quite entertaining but I wonder if the word flitting around Diz's head as he looked at Julian began with "W"? Pity they stopped at that point.
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Postby spatzo » Fri May 11, 2007 4:00 pm

Hi !

I do like Martin Taylor he is a great jazzman but I just can't understand Marc Fosset. Really something hurts me when I see/hear him playing !


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Postby Teddy Dupont » Tue May 15, 2007 5:03 pm

Here's one from 1963 when Steph used to look suave and urbane. Nice solo too:-
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Postby Gadjo » Wed May 16, 2007 12:28 am

Beautiful!

The guitarist was Pierre Cavelli on an a 1958 Gibson ES-1250 double neck guitar. The upper neck is a half scale 6-string.

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