Stephane Grappelli Live At Corby Festival May, 1975




The music on this CD (16 tunes-78 minutes) is a from a previously unreleased live concert in England in 1975. Stephane Grappelli is best know for his collaboration in the thirties and forties with the famous gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. Diz Disley plays guitar in the tradition of Django, but has his own style, and the fact that the band on this CD consists exclusively of string instruments makes it reminiscent of Django’s famous Hot Club Quintette, of which Grappelli was a prominent member. In his seventies at the time of this recording, Grappelli, musically, is younger and more inspired than ever, and his playing is fiery and clear and full of virtuoso improvisation. This CD is testimony to Grappelli’s basic principals: “Improvisation is another form of composition. It’s fresh. Also, one must try to think young in this life.”

Stephane Grappelli (v) – Diz Disley, Ike Isaacs (g) – Dave Moses (dr)

Recorded May 14, 1975

I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me
This Can’t Be Love
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Satin Doll
Tea For Two
Manoit De Me Reves/Daphne
Gershwin Medley
Walkin’ My Baby Back Home
The Nearness Of You
The Birth Of The Blues
Limehouse Blues
Old Man River
Sweet Georgia Brown
After You’ve Gone

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