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Live at Yoshi's San Francisco
     

Live at Yoshi's San Francisco

by The Hot Club of San Francisco
 
The Hot Club of San Francisco is one of many bands focusing on the legacy of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli, co-leaders of the Quintet of the Hot Club of France and innovators of swinging Gypsy jazz. But the HCSF have never slavishly stuck to the repertoire of the band that inspired them, preferring to

Overview

The Hot Club of San Francisco is one of many bands focusing on the legacy of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli, co-leaders of the Quintet of the Hot Club of France and innovators of swinging Gypsy jazz. But the HCSF have never slavishly stuck to the repertoire of the band that inspired them, preferring to build upon it. Lead guitarist Paul Mehling is an impressive soloist in Django's style without copying him, while Evan Price (formerly with the Turtle Island String Quartet) is a swinging violinist who has developed his own sound. After opening with a rarely performed Reinhardt/Grappelli instrumental, "R-26," much of this engagement recorded at Yoshi's features Isabelle Fontaine, a swinging yet never showy vocalist with an easygoing style. Henri Salvador's "Syracuse" features Fontaine's soft vocal, beautifully accompanied by the band. Cole Porter is one of Fontaine's favorite composers, so she chose several of his standards for this set. She includes the oft-omitted verse to "Just One of Those Things" and a playful "I Love Paris," in which Price nearly steals the show with his imaginative violin solo. She even restores the luster to "C'est Si Bon," a song so often performed in a hackneyed manner that it wore out its welcome for a long time. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/29/2012
Label:
Azica
UPC:
0787867224922
catalogNumber:
72249
Rank:
207258

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hot Club of San Francisco   Primary Artist
Paul Mehling   Banjo,Guitar
Clint Baker   Trombone,Trumpet,String Bass
Evan Price   Mandolin,Violin
Jeff Sanford   Soprano Saxophone
Jeff Magidson   Dobro,Rhythm Guitar
Sam Rocha   Tuba,String Bass
Wit-Lesses   Background Vocals
Isabelle Fontaine   Vocals

Technical Credits

Stéphane Grappelli   Composer
Django Reinhardt   Composer
Peter DeRose   Composer
André Hornez   Composer
Herbert Magidson   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Bruce Egre   Engineer
Marguerite Monnot   Composer
Henri Salvador   Composer
Bernard Dimey   Composer
Archibald Joyce   Composer
Alan Bise   Producer
Haydn Wood   Composer
Charles Wilmott   Composer
Frederick Edward Weatherly   Composer
Harry M. Woods   Composer
Joseph Mustacchi   Composer
Sam Rocha   Back Cover Photo
Rich Gastwirt   Inside Photo
Ange Betti   Composer
Kristen Cumings   Cover Painting

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