Pink Floyd Playing with Jazz Violinist Stéphane Grappelli on “Wish You Were Here”

Even the most diehard rock music fans don’t know that jazz musician Stéphane Grappelli, the French jazz violinist who founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France with guitarist Django Reinhardt in 1934 , recorded a solo for the title track of Pink Floyd’s 1975 album Wish You Were Here. This was made almost inaudible in the mix, and so the violinist was not credited, according to Roger Waters, as it would be “a bit of an insult”. A remastered version, with Grappelli’s contribution fully audible, can be found on the 2011 Experience and Immersion editions of Wish You Were Here.