Sunday, September 29, 2013

Stéphane Grappelli - Pent Up House (aka Django)

After his phenomenal success with Django Reinhardt in the pre-war Quintet of the Hot Club of France, violinist Stéphane Grappelli's recording career was a bit erratic until interest revived in his music in the late 1960s. So these 1962 studio sessions, initially released by Atlantic as Feeling + Finesse = Jazz are a rare opportunity to hear the master during this period in his career. Accompanied by guitarist Pierre Cavalli, rhythm guitarist Léo Petit, bassist Guy Pedersen and drummer Daniel Humair, Grappelli draws primarily from his repertoire of standards and originals previously recorded with Reinhardt. Cavalli is a competent guitarist but hardly the imaginative improviser that could inspire Grappelli to the heights of which he was capable. Unlike some of the other reissues of the original album, this Drive Archive, like an earlier self-titled Everest budget LP, includes two tracks recorded during the original sessions that were omitted. Unfortunately, the demise of Drive Archive makes this expanded reissue a little more difficult to acquire. Not one of Stéphane Grappelli's best records within his vast discography, but his fans will want to search for this disc.
Ken Dryden

Source :

Stéphane Grappelli
Pent Up House
(aka Django) 


1 Django (Lewis)  4:58
2 Nuages (Reinhardt)  4:28
3 Alabamy Bound (DeSylva, Green, Henderson)  3:34
4 You'd Better Go Now (Graham, Reichmer)  2:54
5 Le Tien (Cavalli)  3:23
6 Like Someone in Love (Burke, Van Heusen)  3:38
7 Minor Swing (Grappelli, Reinhardt)  4:04
8 Daphné (Reinhardt)  3:22
9 Soft Winds (Goodman)  3:42
10 Makin' Whoopee (Donaldson, Kahn)  3:33
11 How About You ? (Freed, Lane)  3:38
12 Pent Up House (Rollins)  3:29

Stéphane Grappelli - vl
Pierre Cavalli - g
Léo Petit - rh g
Guy Pedersen - b
Daniel Humair - dr

Recorded in Paris ; March 7-9, 1962

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Melanchthon said...

deGallo said...

Thank you for this upgrade with the two extra tracks. Nice!

GreyBeard47 said...

The link is dead.

Mike Chinaski said...

please, re-up..