Swing This

Swing This

by The Hot Club of San Francisco
     
 

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 See more details below

Overview

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.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/18/2003
Label:
Cd Baby
UPC:
0634479100949
Rank:
185282

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hot Club of San Francisco   Primary Artist
Jeremy Cohen   Violin,Baritone Violin,Group Member
Sylvia Herold   Rhythm Guitar,Group Member
Paul Mehling   Guitar,Viola,Group Member
Julian Smedley   Violin,Baritone Violin,Group Member
Steven Strauss   Ukulele,Vocals,String Bass,Group Member
Michael Greh   Rhythm Guitar,Group Member

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Ernesto Lecuona   Composer
George Harrison   Composer
Gerry Mulligan   Composer
Django Reinhardt   Composer
Horace Silver   Composer
Charlie Shavers   Arranger
Ray Noble   Composer
Fred Catero   Engineer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Paul Mehling   Composer
Ted Fio Rito   Composer
Dave Greenberg   Engineer
Arjan McNamara   Engineer
Joe Young   Composer
Bernice Petkere   Composer
Beth Fenn   Studio Coordinator
Lou Davis   Composer
Jeffrey Cohen   Producer

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