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The Hot Club Quartette: Volume 2

Read "Volume 2" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone


For its second album, the Hot Club Quartette continues exploring the music of the legendary Quartette du Hot Club de France, led by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. 2002's Volume 1 managed to evoke a sturdy presentation of that group. It consisted of originals and the songbook of Reinhardt & Grappelli, in addition to standards that were associated with the Hot Club.

These fourteen selections consist of the same combination of both ballads and swing tunes in about ...

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The Hot Club Quartette: The Hot Club Quartette

Read "The Hot Club Quartette" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone


To no one's surprise based upon the cover art and instrumentation, this is a genre piece specifically aimed at the evocation of the Django Reinhardt-Stephane Grappelli Hot Club group. There are fourteen tracks of which four are Billy Steele originals, four standards from the era and six songs reflecting the Django-Grappelli playlist, including “Ultra Fox," which the two composed.

So, does it all work? I've heard a fair amount of this music per the renaissance of the Hot ...


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