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Jazz At Other Local Venues

Stephane Grapelli
Stephane Grapelli
Stephane Grapelli
Stephane Grapelli
Stephane Grapelli     November 1977

This concert, a part of his seventieth birthday tour, was played at Colne Municipal Hall. When I was deciding whether or not to go to Colne, I didn't think I could get excited about a full night of Hot Club jazz. I need not have worried; this was a superb, varied programme with a brilliant Stephane backed by excellent British musicians.

He was backed by Diz Disley and John Etheridge on guitars and Phil Bates on bass. Diz Disley is not only a fine guitarist but his drawings, which appeared regularly in the Radio Times, were top quality. John Etheridge, an ex-Soft Machine member, was the youngest of the quartet and he played electric guitar. The third photograph is a relatively rare one of Stephane playing piano. Altogether they are a reminder of a thoroughly good night.

photograph derek woodall 1975 - 1996