“Stephane Grappelli”biography by Raymond Horricks



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"Stephane Grappelli" Jucar Jazz is a fascinating biography (spanish language) of one of the most renowned jazz violinists of the 20th century. The book is authored by Raymond Horricks, a jazz enthusiast and a writer known for his works on various jazz musicians. The book, published in 1981 by Jucar Ediciones, is a detailed account of the life and music of Stephane Grappelli. The book begins with Grappelli's childhood in Paris and his early musical influences. It traces his career as a young musician playing in cafes and dance halls in Paris and his eventual rise to international stardom. Horricks meticulously chronicles Grappelli's collaborations with legendary jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt, which led to the formation of the Quintette du Hot Club de France, a group that revolutionized jazz music in the 1930s and 1940s. Throughout the book, Horricks provides a detailed analysis of Grappelli's music and style. He delves into the technical aspects of Grappelli's playing, his improvisational skills, and his unique approach to jazz violin. Horricks also explores Grappelli's collaborations with other jazz greats such as Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson, and Yehudi Menuhin. Beyond Grappelli's musical career, Horricks offers a glimpse into the personal life of the jazz legend. He talks about Grappelli's relationships, his struggles with addiction, and his unwavering passion for music. The book also includes several rare photographs of Grappelli and his contemporaries. Overall, "Stephane Grappelli" Jucar Jazz is a must-read for anyone interested in jazz music and the life of one of its most influential musicians. Horricks' writing is engaging, informative, and full of insights into the world of jazz music. The book is a fitting tribute to the legacy of Stephane Grappelli and a testament to the enduring power of jazz. Language: Spanish pages: 170 pages. Very vintage book. in excelent shape and condition. Hard to find item!
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