1911 - 1947
Michel Warlop is probably, with Stéphane Grappelli and Eddie South, the greatest swing violin player of the ’30s and ’40s even if he seems to have been the complete antithesis of the gentle Grappelli: exalted, nervy, a music and alcohol enthusiast, Warlop was a peculiar character.
Educated at the Conservatoires of both Lille and Paris, and expected to have a successful classical career, by 1930 he had secured a place with one of Paris’ leading jazz ensembles, Grégor et ses grégoriens of the Tabac Pigalle.
During the war, Michel Warlop turned more into composing and orchestrating, and conducted a jazz string septet, what’s considerated today as his most original and exciting work.
His masterpiece, Swing Concerto, recorded in 1942 with a symphonic orchestra, would only be released in 1989.
After the Second World War, Michel Warlop left the Parisian scene, due to unproved murmurs of collaboration, on account of his wartime involvement in broadcasts on Radio Paris and the Raymond Legrand Orchestra, which toured Germany successfully in 1942.
He is thought to have played on approximately 400 recordings of jazz and variétés Françaises, comparatively few of which appear to have survived.
He died at the age of 36 years only, undoubtedly because of his alcoholism.
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