Folk, Jazz

Hot Club of Detroit

at World Cafe Live at the Queen

Presented by: World Cafe Live at The Queen

Date: Thursday August 02, 2012, 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Thursday August 02, 2012, 8:00 pm

Admission: $14

The family tree that traces its roots to the Quintette du Hot Club de France has sprouted countless branches across the globe in the seventy years since Django Reinhardt first jammed with Stephane Grappelli. It seems like a new city lays claim to its own Hot Club on a virtually daily basis, but the Hot Club of Detroit is undoubtedly the apple that has fallen farthest from that tree.

The blistering fretwork on the opening track of the group’s third CD, It’s About That Time, pays explicit homage to one of their six-string heroes – just not the one you might think. “On the Steps” is based on the chord changes of Pat Martino’s “On the Stairs” (with a brief borrowing from John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps” to complete the pun), and states at the outset what fans of these gypsy jazz revisionists have long known – that Django Reinhardt is far from the beginning and end of the Hot Club of Detroit’s vocabulary of influences.

The band has undergone a similar evolution since Perri formed the group in 2003 with fellow students at Wayne State University in Detroit. The ensemble rapidly accumulated accolades and audiences over the next several years, including a first-place win in the 2004 Detroit International Jazz Festival competition and multiple Detroit Music Awards. Their 2006 self-titled debut, while slightly more traditional than later releases, established their broad-minded approach to the Django resurgence.

Since that time, it’s become increasingly evident that their inspiration comes as much from the spirit of Reinhardt’s playing as by its much-copied sound. While they’ve maintained some recognizable elements – the absence of drums, the percussive “la pompe” rhythm guitar technique – the Motor City quintet applies those elements to a decidedly modern sound.
 

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