Henri Crolla

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Henri Crolla
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Crolla, 1938
Background information
Birth nameEnrico Crolla
Born(1920-02-26)26 February 1920
Naples, Italy
Died(1960-10-17)17 October 1960
Paris, France
Genres Italian jazz
Occupation(s) Italian guitarist
Instrument(s) Guitar
Years active1940–1960

Henri Crolla (born Enrico Crolla; 26 February 1920 17 October 1960) was an Italian jazz guitarist and film composer.


Born in Naples, Campania, Italy, to a family of itinerant Neapolitan musicians, he moved with his family to Porte de Choisy in France in 1922 following the rise of fascism in Italy. One of his neighbours was a young Django Reinhardt, with whose family he became close. He also put to music many poems from Prévert's Paroles with Joseph Kosma. He died in Paris from lung cancer.




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