23, 1911 – March 20, 1947) was a French
violinist. He was a contemporary of Stephane Grappelly,
with whom he played often.
was one of France's early native stars on the violin; he
accompanied singers Maurice Chevalier and Germaine
Sablon in the mid-1930s, and worked with Stephane
Grappelly and Django Rheinhardt from 1934 to 1937. In
the second half of the 1930s he played in the Jazz du
Poste Parisien and with accordionist Louis Richardet, as
well as with Grappelly and Eddie South in 1937. He
worked extensively with American expatriates, including
Garland Wilson (with whom he recorded as a duo in
1938), and visiting musicians such as Coleman Hawkins.
Warlop played on approximately 400 recordings. Jacques
Helian said of him: “At this time, Michel
Warlop was one of the best in Paris…”
The Swing label was formed in 1937 by Charles Delauney.
He had Warlop provide accompaniment on 13 recordings in
1937 and 1938. Django was enthusiastic about Warlop’s
abilities as both a musician and as an arranger. At the
same time, Warlop raved to everyone about Django’s
abilities and personality and to the violinist, Django
was the greatest guitarist in the world.
WARLOP trio & Orchestra
PICO (tr), ANDRE' LAMORY (cl, as), JEAN MAGNIEN (as),
CHARLES SCHAAF (ts, cl), MICHEL WARLOP (vln, arr.
leader), DJANGO REINHARDT (gt