Improvisation, it is a mystery. You can write a book about it, but by the end on one still knows what it is. When I improvise and I’m in good form, I’m like somebody half sleeping. I even forget there are people in front of me.
Great improvisers are like priests; they are thinking only of their god.
_comment from U Tube feedback_ “What always amazed me about Stephane Grapelli,outside of his uniquely beautiful artistic interpretation of the music,was just his physical ability to? play the really hard and fast bars of a score as easily, tirelessly and deftly as the slower bars – this phenomenal ability stayed with Stephane into his late 80’s!!!”