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Jazz Musician of the Day: Stephane Grappelli

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All About Jazz is celebrating Stephane Grappelli's birthday today!

Stephane Grappelli (originally surname was spelled with a \'Y\') would have earned himself a place in Jazz History books if only for his important role in the Quintette of the Hot Club of France, featuring the dazzling virtuosity of Django Reindhart. Grappelli\'s violin was the perfect foil to Reindhart\'s guitar in this piano-less group. Fired by Reindhart\'s tremendous rhythmic powers...Stephane Grappelli (originally surname was spelled with a \'Y\') would have earned himself a place in Jazz History books if only for his important role in the Quintette of the Hot Club of France, featuring the dazzling virtuosity of Django Reindhart. Grappelli\'s violin was the perfect foil to Reindhart\'s guitar in this piano-less group. Fired by Reindhart\'s tremendous rhythmic powers... more

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