Henri Crolla

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Henri Crolla
Birth name Enrico Crolla
Born (1920-02-26)26 February 1920
Naples, Italy
Died 17 October 1960(1960-10-17)
Paris, France
Genres Italian jazz
Occupation(s) Italian guitarist
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1940–1960

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 a lung cancer.


  • Jacques Prévert dit "paroles" (1954)
  • 6 jolis petits airs EP (1955)
  • Henri Crolla et son Ensemble (Mon Homme) EP (1955)
  • Henri Crolla et son Ensemble (There's a Small Hotel) (1955)
  • All the Things You Are / Alembert's single (1957)
  • Le long des rues (1957)
  • C'est Pour Toi Que Je Joue (1957)
  • Quatre classiques du jazz EP (1957)
  • Notre Ami Django (1958)
  • Chansons dans le sang (1960) with Jacques Prévert
  • Le Paris sentimental d'Henri Crolla (1962)
  • Begin the Beguine compilation (2002)
  • Quand refleuriront les lilas blancs? [Jazz in Paris No. 89] compilation (2002)
  • Tenderly
  • "Le long des rues'' (2009 jazz in Paris)