Stephane Grapprelli has today’s almost forgotten track

today we present a song that isn’t necessarily, identified directly with the artist…most are more familiar with How High the Moon by either Les Paul & Mary Ford or Ella Fitzgerald, but the standard has been covered by hundreds…there are, however. so many who never got to experience Stephane Grapprelli when he was alive and touring and recording that I just needed to share him today for no other reason than there isn’t a time I listen to him that I don’t feel excited and warm at the same time…since his early pre-war days in France with Django and the Hot Club, to his death in the 1990s, Stephane was the bar others aspired to when it came to playing jazz on the violin…an inspiration to many, and perceived as one of the best on any instrument to thousands…for those unfamiliar with his brand of swing, I hope that after today you’ll seek out more…

 

Greg Simpson

Greg Simpson firmly believes his career in the music industry officially began on March 14, 1965 when a band gave him ten dollars as commission for helping them find a gig. He hasn’t looked back since then and looks forward to celebrating his fiftieth in 2015 with an enormous party paid for by the hundreds of dollars he’s made since then. His career has covered all aspects from radio for many years, and including working for record labels, artists and, since 1992, Canadian Music Week where he programs the radio stream and manages all conference streams and events in real time annually. He also attends half a dozen conferences a year doing research for CMW and is generally accepted as a knowledgeable cat with a few stories to tell. At the root of it all, though, is his undying love for music and musicians.author of ‘Today’s Almost Forgotten Track’

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Published on December 5, 2017 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

Comments

December 6, 2017 - 8:22 pm

Al

I was thrilled to see Grappelli here in Victoria at the Royal Theatre in the early 1980s.


December 6, 2017 - 9:47 pm

Greg Simpson

Never got to see himmyself, Al, though I was pleased to see his much younger disciple Jean-Luc Ponty a couple of times.


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