- Released: March 13, 2007
- Label: Sunny Side
- 3.Sing For Your Supper
- 4.God Bless The Child
- 6.Parisian Thoroughfare
- 7.Grandeur Et Cadence
- 9.Et Si L'On Improvisait?
Personnel: St?phane Grappelli (violin); St?phane Grappelli; Martial Solal (piano).
Liner Note Authors: Scott Yanow; Alain Gerber.
Recording information: Studio Acousti, Paris, France (02/17/1980-02/18/1980).
Editor: Christian Orsini.
This CD's title is a bit ironic, for violinist Stephane Grappelli and pianist Martial Solal (who are heard on a set of duets), although two of France's finest jazzmen, had only recorded together once before, and that was for a single selection in which they overdubbed their parts. This 1980 studio recording finds Solal reining in his adventurous style a bit so as to offer solid support for Grappelli. They perform six standards, two of Solal's pieces and a free improvisation. ~ Scott Yanow