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Shades of Django
Stephane Grappelli
Shades of Django
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Stephane Grappelli
Title: Shades of Django
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Polygram Records
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Swing Jazz, European Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 042282595522

CD Reviews

Music used in the Broadway show "Contact"...
J. Laws | Plano, TX USA | 07/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This review is only for the purpose of this information... Two of theses songs - "My Heart Stood Still" and "Sweet Lorraine" are used in the Broadway musical "Contact", which won the Tony for Best Musical this year. "Sweet Lorraine" is not on the "Contact" Broadway CD. All of Grappelli's music is refreshing and wonderful to listen to!"
I can't believe that he hasn't lost his chops
The Delite Rancher | Phoenix, Arizona | 04/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There have been countless has-beens who've cut an album just to make a buck. As this recording proves, Stephane Grappelli is no has-been and "Shades of Django" is a beautiful listen. Grappelli was eighty-two when he recorded this CD. Despite his age, this music is lively and vibrant. The violin work is nimble and elegant. At times, the violin's speed and accuracy is spellbinding. Only seven years away from his passing, the improvisation sounds as good as Grappelli's work with the Quintette du Hot Club de France. Speaking of his former band, "Shades of Django" fits the Gypsy Jazz genre. In this environment, Stephane Grappelli plays with a stripped down band that satisfies those who always wanted to hear more violin in Django Reinhardt's group. The cover's artwork may suggest a 1960's or 1970's approach, but this is not the case. The production is one of the album's assets as the sound is timeless. While a modern recording, it avoids the sterile feel of some contemporary discs. "Shades of Django" is a dark horse asset in any Gypsy Jazz collection."
Jimmy Lamont | Tampa, Florida | 06/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Truly a gem. Grappelli's work with Diz Disley's group is phenomenal, from his slow ballads to lightning fast glissando runs, but you already know that. Very little information is available online on the album, although I wish there was more. This is a must-have for any fan of jazz manouche!"