Ann Arbor Weather:
Friday October 20, 2017
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed
Print Comment E-mail

Hot Club of Detroit

 

continued

The Hot Club also avoids antiquarianism by means of humor. Who else would have thought of taking the 1928 tune "Coquette" and turning it into a samba, or playing "Blues Up and Down," the anthem of tenor saxophone duels, on an accordion? Cafagna has a great mastery of the saxophone, but does not overwhelm the ensemble. Perry has an amazing grasp of the Reinhardt style, with a guitar technique that allows him to build upon his model and bring it into the new century. Julien Labro is an accordion master who can make the instrument swing better than anyone I have ever heard; he has a lovely sense of melody that fits right in with the style of the band. Most important, the Hot Club is moving in a new direction, creating a modern, rhythmically and harmonically sophisticated vision of its original model, and thus keeping it truly alive. They perform at the Kerrytown Concert House on Wednesday, September 23.    (end of article)

[Originally published in September, 2009.]

 

Bookmark and Share
previous  ·  1 l 2 l 3
all on one page
read more stories here -> Marketplace  l  Culture  l  Community  l  News

You might also like:

Ollie Food + Spirits
Ypsi innovators
Lee Lawrence
Chelsea's Hallmark Dayspring Gifts Closes
Reading the trends, Tom Ungrodt calls it a day.
Shelley Daily
Subscribe to the Ann Arbor Observer
Stumps and Rumps
Is the transformation in front of the Black Elk Co-op on Baldwin a political statement?
Anita LeBlanc
Nightspots: Tap Room
Barroom Roots
Jennifer Westwood and the Handsome Devils
James M. Manheim
Kayak's Fate Uncertain
Mill Creek outdoor Adventure Center remains on hold.
Sally Mitani
Health Care - Hospital Lodging Programs
Community Education in Saline
Health Care - Hospital Lodging Programs
John Shultz photography and Portrait Studio in Ann Arbor since 1982