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Title:

Baden Powell e Stephane Grappelli -
La Grande Reunion

1974 - La Grande Reunion   1974 - La Grande Reunion
Recorded: From Wednesday to Thursday, 4-5 September 1974
Studio Damiens, Paris
Tracks:
  1. Eu vim da Bahia
  2. Meditacao
  3. Berimbau
  4. Desafinado
  5. Samba de uma nota so
  6. Isaura
  7. Amor em paz
  8. Brasil
Musicians: Stephane Grappelli (v)
Baden Powell (git, vcl)
Guy Pedersen (b)
Pierre-Alain Dahan (dr)
Jorge G. Rezende (perc)
Clement de Waleyne (perc)
unknown strings
Label: LP: Festival FLD 634 (France, 1975)
CD: Accord 557322 (France, 1986)
Comments:  

BrazilOnGuitar says: In September 1974 BP and Stephane Grappelli met to do a record together. However the great chance of this meeting was lost. BP, a fan of Django Reinhardt, and SG, Django's friend and musical partner, recorded 15 title within two days that did not do justice to their musicality. Both very experienced musicians and familiar with many styles contented themselves with tame arrangements of standards. A swing record in the style of Django Reinhardt or pieces like Lotus would have been more interesting and would have made the title La Grande Reunion more appropriate. BP himself regretted the short recording time and lacking quality, but both musicians had to play concerts shortly after so they flew away immediately after the sessions. Further projects together were not done. We thank Robert G. (Germany) for his translation.

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