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Artist: Didier Lockwood
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Tribute To Stephane Grappelli CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 60428027
UPC: 764911661124
UPC 14: 00764911661124
Release Date: 7/16/2001
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Les Valseuses ~ Didier Lockwood
2. I Got Rhythm ~ Didier Lockwood
3. Nuages ~ Didier Lockwood
4. Barbizon Blues ~ Didier Lockwood
5. All The Things You Are ~ Didier Lockwood
6. My One And Only Love ~ Didier Lockwood
7. Kid, The ~ Didier Lockwood
8. Someday My Prince Will Come ~ Didier Lockwood
9. Minor Swing ~ Didier Lockwood
10. Misty ~ Didier Lockwood
11. Pent-Up House ~ Didier Lockwood
12. Tears ~ Didier Lockwood
13. In A Sentimental Mood ~ Didier Lockwood
14. Beautiful Love ~ Didier Lockwood

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Didier Lockwood (violin); Bireli Lagrene (guitar); Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (acoustic bass).
Muze PNote Engineers: Franck Seguin, Serge Babkine, Didier Lockwood.
Muze PNote Recorded at Studio De La Foret, France from December 7-9, 1999. Includes liner notes by Didier Lockwood.
Muze PNote Personnel: Didier Lockwood (violin); Bir?li Lagr?ne (guitar).
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Didier Lockwood.
Muze PNote Recording information: Studio De La Foret (12/07/1999-12/09/1999).
Muze PNote Violinist Didier Lockwood tackled a formidable task by dedicating an entire CD to the legendary violinist Stephane Grappelli, who died just shy of his 90th birthday in December, 1997. Although Grappelli's influence on his playing is obvious at times, he is no carbon copy. He generally has a darker tone and doesn't use nearly as many up-tempo runs. With two brilliant partners, bassist Niels Pedersen (who worked with Grappelli on a few dates) and guitarist Birelli Lagrene, Lockwood does a credible job. The opener is an obscure Grappelli original, "Les Valseuses," a gentle swinger that opens with Lockwood playing pizzicato, not something one immediately associates with Grappelli. The leader contributed two originals, the easygoing "Barbizon Blues" and a light samba, "The Kid." His high-pitched opening to "Someday My Prince Will Come" is more reminiscent of Jean-Luc Ponty in the early '70s, while "Beautiful Love" features the intricate interplay of the trio. Sonny Rollins' "Pent-Up House" was a favortie of Grappelli's, and this lively bop vehicle features brilliant solos by Pedersen and Lagrene as well as the leader. Lockwood captures the spirit of Grappelli beautifully in his rendition of "My One and Only Love" while retaining his own sound. There's also material dating from the beginning of Grappelli's career that he continued to play to the end of his life. The sensual ballad "Nuages," the plucky "Minor Swing," and the somewhat dark "Tears" all come from the period of the Quintet of the Hot Club of France, which he co-led with the equally brilliant guitarist Django Reinhardt. This recording will also hold up well when compared to the late violin master's own versions. Recommended. ~ Ken Dryden

Producer: Didier Lockwood

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Bireli Lagrene
Muze Guest Artist Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen

Associated Artists and Works

Didier Lockwood & Raghunath Man
Escoude, Christian
Lagrene, Bireli
Solal, Martial

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/08/2000
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2000
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 36611
Music Label Name Label : Dreyfus Records (France)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00764911661124

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