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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Stephane Grappelli, 4-25-1978

Stephane Grappelli is one of the finest violin players you will ever hear. This is a real nice recording with David Grisman and Tony Rice on the last five tracks. I was blessed to see Garppelli at the Hollywood Bowl around this same time period and I was blown away.

Stephane Grappelli Group
Great American Music Hall
San Francisco, CA
Soundboard > NPR radio

John Etheridge - guitar
Brian Toff - bass
Diz Disley - guitar
Stephane Grappelli - violin

2 discs
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?
Tiger Rag
The Man I Love
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
Golden Green
After You've Gone
Chattanooga Choo Choo
St. Louis Blues
Someone to Watch Over Me
I've Got Rhythm
Stephane Grappelli interview excerpts
David Grisman interview excerpts
Pent-Up House
Night and Day
Pennies From Heaven
Piano Medley: Time After Time/Tea For Two
The Tipsy Gypsy
Gypsy Swing
No Name Tune For Gypsy Baptism
Limehouse Blues
Sweet Georgia Brown

David Grisman & Tony Rice on the last five tracks of disc 2.
Show was during the Gypsy Kings movie shoot.

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  1. i was at this concert, flying from fance, 1st thing, go to the geat american music hall
    i will always remember this concert,few month before i was with david grisman, jean marie Redon, famous french banjo player and the late Mick Larie, the great mando player, his band mate from bluegrass connection, to see the movie King of gypsies

  2. You were at this concert and you are from France? Cool! This is some fantastic stuff.

  3. Stuart in AustraliaAugust 4, 2011 at 6:59 PM

    Stephane we miss you. Everyone should download this concert, it will make you smile and your feet will tap till they hurt

  4. Hi AZ stephan from France suite... this year saw Jerry's band too by the San Francisco peer in front of the Greenpeace boat, anyone remember this fantastic show ? native Indians singers and dancers were the openers ( excuse my engish :)
    do you have this show ?

  5. Hello Stephan. Thanks for coming to my blog. That sounds like a good show. Sorry to say I do not have it. I will keep my eyes open for it. Thanks.

  6. thanks I really love your blog, that's my kind of stuff
    i know this Greenpeace Garcia band gig might be available on sugarmeg but the audio quality isn't good enough , by the way i have a band with Barry "the Fish" Melton called Jamasutra, and a GD cover band called Deadicace

  7. Any chance of a re-upload. This sounds like a Fantastic show.


  8. Back in 1978, I heard some great jazz violin on NPR and fired up the TEAC recorder to catch it. It turned out to be Grisman doing his then-new "King of the Gypsies" music with Grappelli, also some Diz Disley, and Grappelli playing solo piano. In 1984, I transferred what I had to cassette, editing out the talk. Today, I listened to it again and wondered if the whole show was available anywhere. No luck commercially, then I found this site. Incredible to have an entire show, but there are different solos, despite arrangement and ambience being the same. I assume that I must have caught a different night back in 1978.

    Now I have all MP3s tagged and available on my Plex system. Thanks!