Tuesday, 25 Oct. 1994 / Festsaal Messe Basel
Stéphane Grappelli was known for his legendary violin playing. In 1994, he was still magnificent at over 80 years of age. The standing ovation for the trio seemed inevitable. The second star guest was in great demand as a piano virtuoso on the ivory keys, even calling himself the «Pavarotti of Jazz», because he wanted to have as much joy as the singer in his performances with Petrucciani’s Fun Project. This evening had the quality of a true gala, with artists who were known for their performances at international music festivals.