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Tribute to, Stephane Grappelli


JAZZ TO JAZZ (JJ 22032 02)
As a great reference in violin and jazz, the name of Stéphane Grappelli has been with Èlia Bastida since her beginnings in the world of jazz.
She would define him as a lyrical, passionate, virtuoso, technical, detailed, and romantic musician.
Up to now she has made occasional tribute to him with recordings of some themes such as ‘Stardust-shine’, ‘It had to be you’, ‘How about you' among others.
In this album Èlia Bastida want to give her own view, looking for a way to approach his music from her own musical personality and take it to her own territory.
They have made a journey through the various facets of Grappelli. Starting with the important tandem he formed with Django Reinhardt with the songs ‘Clair de Lune’, ‘Anniversary song’ and ‘Troublant Bolero’, continuing with some of the standards he recorded such as ‘Makin’ Whoopee’, ‘I can’t get started’, ‘Flamingo’, ‘Nature boy’, ‘My one and only love’ and ‘Django’, and recalling with the song ‘Izaura’ his forays into bossa-nova with the album “La Grande Réunion” which he recorded with Baden Powell in 1986. She also wants to do her own version of Bach’s ‘Double Concerto’, recalling his recording with Eddie South and Django Reinhardt.
She also wanted to dedicate two songs that she composed for the occasion to him, thinking of bringing his essence to other styles such as Brazilian music and funk with ‘Dance for Stéphane’ and ‘Grappelia’.
The band is made up of by Elia Bastida, violin; Josep Traver, guitar; Joan Chamorro, double bass; Arnau Julià, drums.