Henri Crolla

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Henri Crolla
Crolla, 1938
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
GenresItalian jazz
Occupation(s)Italian guitarist
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.


  • Jacques Prévert dit "paroles" (1954)
  • 6 jolis petits airs (1955)
  • Henri Crolla et son Ensemble (Mon Homme) EP (1955)
  • Henri Crolla et son Ensemble (There's a Small Hotel) (1955)
  • Le Long des Rues (1957)
  • C'est Pour Toi Que Je Joue (1957)
  • Quatre classiques du jazz (1957)
  • Chansons dans le sang with Jacques Prévert (1960)
  • Le Paris sentimental d'Henri Crolla (1962)
  • Notre Ami Django (2001)
  • Begin the Beguine (2002)
  • Quand refleuriront les lilas blancs? (2002)