Hommage a Grappelli

Music by Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and others

My admiration for Stéphane Grappelli started when I was 5 years old. That he would become one of my most important patrons and that he invited me several times to join him on stage was the fulfillment of a dream. This CD is my tribute to a music which was sparked off by the encounter of the two giants Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt in the 30's and 40's of the 20th century, a music so beautiful and so strong, that one is still touched by it today. Tracing this music with Edi and Georg was great fun, real"plaisir". I think you'll hear it! With special guests like Biréli or Ernst the music, which we have researched profoundly, becomes reinvented every time.

Benjamin Schmid: Violin
Georg Breinschmid: Bass
Edi Köhldorfer: Git
featuring:
Biréli Lagrène: Acc. Git.
Ernst Reijseger: Cello
All arrangements by Beni Schmid