Stéphane Grappelli

Stephane's Tune [Recall]

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First getting his start as a violinist with swing guitarist Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli remained a figure on the Continental jazz scene for decades, up until his death in 1997. Here, on Recall's Stephane's Tune, 40 of those pieces from his early career are collected onto two discs (and with liner notes from Russell Beecher), including some of the songs, both originals and covers, that made him so popular: alongside "Stompin' at Decca," "Limehouse Blues," "It Had to Be You," and "Nuages" there are "St. Louis Blues," "Body and Soul," "I Got Rhythm," and "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)," as well as countless other jazz standards. Stephane's Tune isn't the album that an already dedicated, or even semi-dedicated, fan will need to pick up, but as an introduction to Grappelli's work it's a fantastic choice.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:14
2 2:32
3 2:41
4 3:18
5 2:56
6 3:03
7 3:19
8 2:34
9 3:17
10 2:53
11 3:29
12 3:15
13 3:08
14 2:30
15 3:14
16 2:29
17 2:54
18 3:12
19 3:18
20 2:58

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:02
2 3:02
3 3:13
4 3:00
5 2:45
6 2:24
7 2:57
8 2:37
9 2:54
10
3:05
11 3:16
12
2:32
13 2:38
14 2:51
15 3:10
16 3:17
17
2:49
18 3:01
19 3:28
20 3:16
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