Stephane Grappelli Documentary DVD

February 15, 2004 at 05:17 PM · I just bought the new DVD - Stephane Grappelli, A Life In The Jazz Century and I have to tell you this is great stuff. Not only do you get to see clips of Grappelli playing over a span of 60 years, but you also get a glimpse into the life that he lived. There's also a short clip of the great (classically trained) jazz violinist Joe Venuti. Also included are interviews with Yehudi Menuhin and Nigel Kennedy about their experiences of playing with Grappelli. Menuhin is also shown in a TV performance of "Jealousy" with him. If you like jazz violin you'll love this 2 DVD set. Anybody else seen it?

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February 16, 2004 at 12:14 AM · hmm, me thinks i will have to purchase that DVD and find myself a DVD player, I wonderi if I can convince my parents to buy one...

February 16, 2004 at 02:48 AM · Yup I have seen it! Its great!

February 19, 2004 at 04:50 AM · I did a review for this DVD on Amazon but I can't figure out how to initiate a new DVD review on this site. Is there a trick I don't know?

February 19, 2004 at 06:49 AM · Hi Rod,

Robert is working on a re-programming project for all reviews on this site. Until he finishes that, there is no way to submit a new item for review. But you can submit it as a new discussion topic...Sorry for the inconvenience!

Laurie

February 19, 2004 at 09:20 PM · curious: any footage of django?

my cds of stephane with oscar peterson are treasures

February 20, 2004 at 12:25 PM · According to the DVD creator it has all known film of Django. Their website is http://www.musiconearth.co.uk/jazz_music_dvd/

February 20, 2004 at 08:15 PM · I'm gonna borrow it tonite! I can't wait, I'm gonna get it after I play for govrlakrjglkajnor Schaaraksdfsalkdfegger..oh, excuse me that didn't come out clearly :)..sorry , just have to brag a lil'

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