Michel Warlop (1911-1947) was a French jazz violinist, who unjustly has never received his deserved recognition in the history of jazz. Little has been written, nor has much of his work been reissued.He was a contemporary of Stéphane Grappelli, with whom he played often. Warlop 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 Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt from 1934 to 1937. In the second half of the 1930s he played in the Jazz du Poste Parisien orchestra and with accordionist Louis Richardet, as well as with Grappelli 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. In the early 1940s he was a member of Raymond Legrand's orchestra, and he led his own string septet from 1941 to 1943. He composed the work Noël du Prisonnier (Christmas of a Prisoner) and premiered it as conductor with the Paris Symphony Orchestra in 1942. ike Django, Warlop first copied American styles before developing his own style. According to the Gipsy Jazz Encycloedia, Alain Romans felt about this great artist as follows: “The style of Michel Warlop was that of a gypsy lost in Harlem.”, and Bernard Niquit said of him: “He died at age 36. Had he lived longer, much more would have come from him.” Warlop was a brilliant classical player who converted to jazz. This exquisite record was made in 1936.