They Were Collaborators #328


Quintet of The Hot Club of France

5 comments:

Vanwall said...

Could there ever come another so? Prolly not, sadly.

swac said...

Prolly not, indeed, but allow me to present the music of my pal Duane Andrews for your perusal...

Vanwall said...

Excellent! Now we need a Stéphane Grappelli, and we're set - altho no remakes of "Time Flies" required.

swac said...

I know an Acadian fiddler named Ray Legere who can do a mean Grappelli...

Reminds me of a story...guitarist friend of mine was having brunch at the Lord Nelson Hotel here in Halifax in the '70s, and he looks over to the next table and sees Stephane Grappelli sitting there. It seems the violinist had just played a concert with the symphony or some such thing the night before.
The waitress comes over, and he asks if he can have a glass of wine (it's 11 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. or so), and she tells him they can't serve wine before noon (due to our often arcane liquor laws). He points out that it's almost noon, and he has to eat now and then head for the airport. She still refuses, and as she walks a way he hisses "C@#t" just loud enough for her (and my friend at the next table) to hear.

I don't know why I find that story amusing...

Vanwall said...

Ah, the feet of clay. She deserved it, tho. ;-)