As a great reference for violin and jazz, the name of Stéphane Grappelli has accompanied Èlia Bastida since her beginnings in the world of jazz.
She defines him as a lyrical, passionate, virtuosic, technical, detailed and romantic musician.
Until now, she has made punctual tributes to him with recordings of some songs like “Stardust-Shine”, “It Had to be You”, “How About You”, among others.
In this album “Tribute to Stéphane Grappelli” she wanted to give her particular point of view, looking for how, from his musical personality, to approach Grappelli’s music and take it to her field.
On this album you can listen to a journey through the various facets of Stéphane Grappelli: from the important tandem he formed with Django Reinhardt with the songs “Clair de Lune”, “Anniversary Song” and “Troublant Bolero”, continuing with some of the standards that he recorded as “Makin’ Whoopee”, “I Can’t Get Started”, “Flamingo”, “Nature Boy”, “My One and Only Love” and “Django”, and recalling with the song “Izaura” his incursions in the new bag with the album “La Grande Réunion” that he recorded with Baden Powell in 1986.
We also can find on the disc a version of Bach’s Double Concerto recalling Grappelli’s recording with Eddie South and Django Reinhardt and two songs that Èlia Bastida has composed for the occasion, thinking of bringing the essence of the violinist to other styles such as Brazilian music and funk with “Dance for Stéphane” and “Grappelia”.