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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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That was funny!
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I'm not sure that MOST classical musicians cannot swing, but that was an inexplicably bad attempt :(
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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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Unfortunately no Julian Lloyd Webber for laughs on this but Steph really gives it one:-
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I always liked Marc Fosset.
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I always liked Julian Lloyd-Weber.
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I always like Sunny Weber
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I always fancied Kim Novak and that was a bloody waste of time too.
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hey teddy! That was great to watch, Martin Taylor's phrasing is mega aswel!!
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Caballero wrote:I always liked Julian Lloyd-Weber.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsdIj_rq ... ed&search=
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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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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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Here's one from 1963 when Steph used to look suave and urbane. Nice solo too:-
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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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