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The music of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli has long been a favorite of swing fans. Their approach is adapted by the Hot Club of San Francisco in arrangements of modern jazz compositions, pop tunes, classical music, and their own originals. Guitarist Paul Mehling (who plays all of the guitar solos, while also doubling on viola) contributed the upbeat "Swing This," which also features Jenny Scheinman's swinging violin, as does the toe-tapping arrangement of "The Man I Love" (a favorite of Grappelli). Both Horace Silver's "Nica's Dream" and Gerry Mulligan's "Limelight" also sound great recast in a new light. An enchanting cover of the Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" works very well in a gypsy swing setting, adding accordionist Rob Berger. This salute by the Hot Club of San Francisco to the style of the Quintet of the Hot Club of France (without slavishly sticking to their repertoire) merits high praise.
this cd has no fillers. all of them are really good. there are a couple of really sad numbers and great cheerful ones!! it suits all moods!! till we meet is one of my favorate. a little waltz of mischa is just as great!!
Top Albums and Songs By The Hot Club of San Francisco
||Tchavolo Swing||Swing This||4:52||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||While My Guitar Gently Weeps||Swing This||3:45||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Swing This||Swing This||2:27||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Claire de Lune||Claire de Lune||6:36||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Dark Eyes||Claire de Lune||5:58||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||A Little Waltz for Mischa||Swing This||4:06||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Giselle||Veronica||4:56||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||All of Me||Claire de Lune||5:09||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||A Little Waltz for Misha||Veronica||4:07||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Very Thought of You||Swing This||4:15||$0.99||View In iTunes|