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Stéphane Grappelli

Stéphane Grappelli (French pronunciation: ​[stefan ɡʁapɛli]; 26 January 1908 – 1 December 1997), born Stefano Grappelli, was a French-Italian jazz violinist who founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France with guitarist Django Reinhardt in 1934. It was one of the first all-string jazz bands. He has been called "the grandfather of jazz violinists" and continued playing concerts around the world well into his 80s.

For the first three decades of his career, he was billed using a gallicised spelling of his last name, Grappelly, reverting to Grappelli in 1969. The latter, Italian spelling, is now used almost universally when referring to the violinist, including reissues of his early work.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 26th, 1908 (Paris), Died December 1st, 1997 (Paris)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1935 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: violin, composer, piano

Notes: Name also appears as Stephane Grappelly.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 50 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone 0LA1059 10-in. 5/4/1936 Oriental shuffle Quintet of the Hot Club of France Jazz/dance sextet composer, instrumentalist, violin  
Gramophone 0LA1060 10-in. 5/4/1936 After you've gone Stephane Grappelli ; Hot Club de France. Quintette ; Django Reinhardt ; Freddy Taylor Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Gramophone 0LA1061 10-in. 5/4/1936 Are you in the mood? Quintet of the Hot Club of France Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, violin, composer  
Gramophone 0LA1062 10-in. 5/4/1936 Limehouse blues Stephane Grappelli ; Quintette du Hot Club de France ; Django Reinhardt Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, violin  
Gramophone 0LA1290 10-in. 10/15/1936 Nagasaki Stephane Grappelli ; Quintette du Hot Club de France ; Django Reinhardt Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, violin  
Gramophone 0LA1291 10-in. 10/15/1936 Swing guitars Stephane Grappelli ; Hot Club de France. Quintette ; Django Reinhardt Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, violin, composer  
Gramophone 0LA1292 10-in. 10/15/1936 Georgia on my mind Quintet of the Hot Club of France ; Freddy Taylor Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Gramophone 0LA1293 10-in. 10/15/1936 Shine Stephane Grappelli ; Quintette du Hot Club de France ; Django Reinhardt ; Freddy Taylor Jazz/dance sextet, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Gramophone 0LA1294 10-in. 10/15/1936 In the still of the night Quintet of the Hot Club of France Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, violin  
Gramophone 0LA1702 10-in. 4/21/1937 Exactly like you Quintette du Hot Club de France Jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, violin  
Gramophone 0LA1704 10-in. 4/21/1937 You're driving me crazy Quintette du Hot Club de France Jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, violin  
Gramophone 0LA1982 10-in. 11/12/1937 Swing guitars Bill Coleman Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Gramophone 0LA1990 10-in. 11/25/1937 Minor's swing Quintette du Hot Club de France Jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, violin, composer  
Gramophone 0LA1991 10-in. 11/25/1937 Viper's dream Quintette du Hot Club de France Jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, violin  
Gramophone 0LA1994 10-in. 12/7/1937 Paramount stomp Quintette du Hot Club de France Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, violin, composer  
Gramophone 0LA1995 10-in. 12/7/1937 Swinging with Django Quintette du Hot Club de France Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 2009HPP 10-in. 9/30/1935 St. Louis blues Stephane Grappelli ; Django Reinhardt instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 2035HPP 10-in. October 1935 Limehouse blues Stephane Grappelli ; Django Reinhardt instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 2079HPP 10-in. 10/21/1935 I've found a new baby Stephane Grappelli ; Django Reinhardt instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 2081HPP 10-in. 10/21/1935 China boy Stephane Grappelli ; Django Reinhardt instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 2082HPP 10-in. 10/21/1935 Moonglow Stephane Grappelli ; Django Reinhardt instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 2083HPP 10-in. 10/21/1935 It don't mean a thing Stephane Grappelli ; Django Reinhardt instrumentalist, violin  
Decca DR 2879 10-in. 8/20/1938 Lambeth walk Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, violin  
Decca DR 2880 10-in. 8/20/1938 Why shouldn't I care? Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, violin  
Decca DTB 3523 10-in. 1/31/1938 Honeysuckle rose Quintette du Hot Club de France instrumentalist, violin  
(Results 1-25 of 50 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Grappelli, Stéphane," accessed May 11, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103073.

Grappelli, Stéphane. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 11, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103073.

"Grappelli, Stéphane." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 11 May 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103073

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