RIP Stephane Grappelli: “How High the Moon”

1 Dec

Remembering the French violinist Stephane Grappelli on the anniversary of his death at 89 in 1997. Played with Django Reinhardt in the Quintette du Hot Club de France, an all-string jazz band formed in 1934; the band was split by WWII and reunited briefly after it.

Asked about retirement on his 85th birthday, Grappelli said: “There isn’t a word more painful to my ears.”

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