Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday's Selection

Today's pick is by a musician named Stephane Grappelly. He was born in Paris in 1908 and died in Paris in 1997.

He was a self-taught violinist, and before he was 20 he met a fellow musician, Django Reinhardt, and they formed probably the most famous jazz quintet of all time called the 'Quintette du Hot Club de France in 1934.

Grappelly has a playfulness about him when he plays and he can hop around his violin like nobody's business.

Hope this selection will ease you into your Sunday.


  1. My net says "no" to videos this morning. Jill jerked me into this morning, by dancing all over my body and trying to lick my face off.

    Have a great Sunday!

  2. He basically invented jazz violin, didn't he? I didn't know he started out with Django Reinhardt though -- so thanks for that info!

  3. Oh, I needed this! Thanks for sharing.
    I always enjoy my visits here!

  4. That music is so hauntingly beautiful.

  5. I have something for you on my blog, please stop by and pick it up! :-)

  6. Oh, so French!!! I could be sitting in a small cafe in Paris with a glass of wine and some macarons listening to that beautiful sound...lovely music!


  7. I am glad we are blog friends. You teach me so much.

  8. very beautiful and diane knows of him.


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