Elia Bastida – Tribute to Stéphane Grappelli (2022)

Elia Bastida - Tribute to Stéphane Grappelli (2022)
Artist: Elia Bastida
Album: Tribute to Stéphane Grappelli
Year Of Release: 2022
Format: FLAC (tracks)
01. Clair de Lune
02. I Can´t Get Started
03. Double Concerto
04. ÈTroublant Bolero
05. Anniversary Song
06. Flamingo
07. Makin’ Whoopee
08. Dance for Stéphane
09. Nature Boy
10. Django
11. Izaura
12. My One and Only Love
13. Grappelia
14. Django


Èlia Bastida, violin
Josep Traver, guitar
Joan Chamorro, double bass
Arnau Julià, drums

“As a great reference of violin and jazz, the name of Stéphane Grappelli has accompanied Èlia Bastida since her beginnings in the world of jazz.

He defines him as a lyrical, passionate, virtuosic, technical, thoughtful and romantic musician. Up to now he has made occasional tributes with recordings of some songs like “Stardust-Shine”, “It Had to be You”, “How About You”, among others.

In this album “Tribute to Stéphane Grappelli” he wanted to give his particular look, seeking how from his musical personality to approach Grappelli’s music and bring it to his land.

On this album you can listen to a journey through the various facets of Stéphane Grappelli: from 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 that he recorded such as “Makin’ Whoopee”, “I Can’t Get Started”, “Flamingo”, “Nature Boy”, “My One and Only Love” and “Django”, and recalling his forays with the song “Izaura”. in bossa-nova with the album “La Grande Réunion” that he recorded with Baden Powell in 1986.

We also find on the disc a version of Bach’s Double Concerto recalling Grappelli’s recording with Eddie South and Django Reinhardt and two songs that Èlia Bastida has composed for the occasion, thinking of bringing the essence of the violinist to other styles such as Brazilian music and funk with “Dance for Stéphane” and “Grappelia”.

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