Song of the Day #2084

Song of the Day: Swing 39, composed by jazz violin virtuoso Stephane Grappelli, was first performed with jazz guitar pioneer Django Reinhardt in their days with the Quintette du Hot Club de France. Check out the sweet 1939 original and a swinging 1972 rendition off Grappelli’s album, “Homage to Django” [YouTube links]. I was privileged to see Grappelli in-person twice, with his own band and with David Grisman. Magnifique! On this date in 1908, Grappelli was born—and his musical legacy lives on.

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