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Night Town [CD]

€20.00 (You save €8.00)
SKU: MAC 1041
0.12 KGS

    Product Description

    More than seven decades after the innovations of the Quintette du Hot Club de France, featuring guitar virtuoso Django Reinhardt, combos called Hot Clubs carry on the gypsy jazz sound around the globe. None, however, offers a fresher take on the tradition than does the Hot Club of Detroit, led by fast-fingered Reinhardt disciple Evan Perri.

    Unlike the instrumentation of original Paris-based quintet, comprising Reinhardt, violinist Stephane Grappelli, two rhythm guitarists, and a bassist, the current Hot Club of Detroit is made of guitarist Perri, accordionist Julien Labro, soprano and tenor saxophonist Carl Cafagna, rhythm guitarist Paul Brady and bassist Shannon Wade. The fibrous accordion tones of Labro, a native of Marseilles, France, links the Detroit quintet to the French musette style from which gypsy jazz partially sprung, while Cafagna's robust saxophone work introduces bop and post-bop elements to gypsy jazz.

    'Night Town', their second release, showcases the band's maturity, virtuosity and musical growth. While remaining true to their 'Gypsy Roots' it delves into a deeper and wider milieu, drawing inspiration from the clubs of New Orleans to the free-wheeling music of Miles Davis.

    Evan Perri - (lead guitar), Julian Labro - (button accordion), Carl Cafagna - (tenor sax, clarinet), Paul Brady - (rhythm guitar), Shannon Wade - (bass)



    (4 stars) Full of the gypsy spirit...it's all about echoes and texture rather than note-for-note re-creations or manic virtuosity. -- The Sunday Times, (Clive Davis), August 31, 2008 

    (4 stars) Swings in the Hot Club tradition but with more than a hint of Americana. Mesmerising and mellifluous music. -- BBC Music Magazine, (Garry Booth), November 2008
    Release date:
    18 Dec. 2008

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