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Stéphane Grappelli

Stéphane Grappelli (French pronunciation: ​[stefan ɡʁapɛli]; 26 January 1908 – 1 December 1997, born Stefano Grappelli) was a French jazz violinist. He is best known as a founder of 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 eighties.

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 26, 1908 (Paris), Died December 1, 1997 (Paris)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: violin, composer, piano

Notes: Name also appears as Stephane Grappelly.

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 58 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 instrumentalist, violin, composer  
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 ; Quintette du Hot Club de France ; Django Reinhardt Jazz/dance sextet instrumentalist, violin, composer  
Gramophone 0LA1292 10-in. 10/15/1936 Georgia on my mind Quintette du Hot Club de 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 composer, instrumentalist, violin  
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  
Columbia (U.K.) CL4661 10-in. 1/15/1934 Le jour ou je te vis André Ekyan Orchestre Jazz ; André Ekyan ; Jean Sablon Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia (U.K.) CL4663 10-in. 1/15/1934 Prenez garde au grand méchant loup André Ekyan Orchestre Jazz ; André Ekyan ; Jean Sablon Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5487 10-in. 10/18/1935 Cette chanson est pour vous Jean Sablon Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5518 10-in. 12/7/1935 Rendez-vous sous la pluie Jean Sablon Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6533 10-in. 1/19/1938 C'est le début d'une aventure Stephane Grappelli ; Pills et Tabet ; Georges Tabet ; Louis Vola Male vocal duet, with piano, violin and bass instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6534 10-in. 1/19/1938 Quand on a mal aux dents Stephane Grappelli ; Pills et Tabet ; Georges Tabet ; Louis Vola Male vocal duet, with piano, violin and bass instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6727 10-in. 6/8/1938 Qu'est-ce qu'on attend Pills et Tabet Vocal duet with piano and violin instrumentalist, violin  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6728 10-in. 6/8/1938 On n'a pas besoin de la lune Pills et Tabet Vocal duet with piano and violin instrumentalist, violin  
Decca 2009HPP 10-in. 9/30/1935 St. Louis blues Stephane Grappelli ; Django Reinhardt instrumentalist, violin  
(Results 1-25 of 58 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Grappelli, Stéphane," accessed June 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103073.

Grappelli, Stéphane. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103073.

"Grappelli, Stéphane." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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