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Hot Club of Cowtown’s new release Rendezvous In Rhythm is an exuberant collection of Gypsy songs and American Songbook standards played acoustically and recorded in the hot jazz style of legendary violin and guitar masters Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt.
Rendezvous In Rhythm is the Hot Club of Cowtown’s first-ever dedicated foray into the Gypsy jazz and French swing of Paris in the the 1930s and features the band’s sparkling spins on standards made famous by Reinhardt and Grappelli including Crazy Rhythm, Minor Swing, Dark Eyes, The Continental, I’m in the Mood for Love, Douce Ambiance, and many more.
The Hot Club of Cowtown are Elana James (fiddle and vocals), Whit Smith (guitar and vocals) and Jake Erwin (upright bass and vocals).
“It takes considerable bravery to name your band after one of the greatest jazz ensembles of the last century. Hot Club get away with it because they have spirit, originality and skill that would surely have impressed Stephane
Grappelli and Django Reinhardt back in 1930’s.” The Guardian