Magazine article IAJRC Journal

It's about That Time

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

It's about That Time

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Hot Club of Detroit - It's About That Time

Mack Avenue Records MAC 1051

Same personnel as above except substitute Andrew Kratzat (bs) for Wade. Also add clarinet to Cafagna's instruments. Recorded at Ann Arbor, Michigan, probably 2009

On The Steps/Nostalgia In Times Square / Noto Swing / Tristesse E Manor Etude / Equilibrium / Restless Twilights / For Stephanie / Papillon/Duke and Dukie / Heavey Artillerie (into) It's About That Time / Patio Swing / Sacre Bieu / Sweet Chorus TT: 56:35

These two discs are the result of this group's last two recording sessions. They have recorded a total of four compact discs. It is obvious that the instrumentation is patterned after the Django Reinhardt legacy. However, they make no effort to copy. A check of the tunes also shows they go in many directions for their repertory. You find a Jelly Roll Morton song, then another place a Charles Mingus opus, a Miles Davis offering, even a couple of Django's and spread throughout is some original work of their own. Nearly every member of the band does some writing. The originals are also very melodic and interesting.

This band does swing as most of the material is up tempo but there is some ballad work to keep the program interesting. …

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