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INA Archives 1961

Stéphane Grappelli Live in Paris INA Archives 1961


For this 1961 concert in Paris, the "Godfather of the Jazz Violin" starts on the piano. Indeed, Stéphane Grappelli was much more than an exciting fiddleman – a pioneer, multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, and prolific recording artist, he had huge impact on the jazz world. It was back in 1934 that he founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France alongside his long-time partner, Django Reinhardt. One of the first all-string jazz bands, their influence on the genre spread far and wide, with American icons like Coleman Hawkins and Duke Ellington drawing influence from their sound. 

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  • Stéphane Grappelli | Bandleader , Pianist, Violinist
  • Daniel Humair | Drummer
  • Léo Petit | Guitarist
  • Guy Pedersen | Double bassist
  • Pierre Cullaz | Guitarist


  • Ray Charles, Alabama Bound
  • Gus Kahn / Walter Donaldson, Makin' Whoopee
  • Gene de Paul, I'll Remember April
  • Jimmy Davis / Roger "Ram" Ramirez / James Sherman, Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)
  • Fred E. Ahlert , Mean To Me
  • Django Reinhardt, Nuages
  • George Gershwin, Lady, Be Good
  • Stéphane Grappelli / Django Reinhardt, Minor Swing


  • Directed by:
    • Jean-Christophe Averty
  • Venue: Maison de la Radio (Paris, France)
  • Production date: 1961
  • Production: © Radiodiffusion Télévision Française (RTF) - Paris<
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