Hot Club of Detroit

Mack Avenue, 2010CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 16.2

Jazz Ruler Type: Swing
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: The “Hot Club” concept is a band paying homage to the music of Django Reinhardt. Hot Club of Detroit (HCOD) is Andrew Kratzat (b), Julien Labro (accordion), Carl Cafagna (sax), Paul Brady (g) and Evan Perrri (g). They make their third release extra special as they perform both new compositions and significantly freshened covers of Django’s music. In the process they successfully capture the Reinhardt spirit while imparting a strong dose of their own character. Of note are the mellow tones of “Tristesse E Major Etude”, nice guitar work on “Patio Swing” and the coordination speed on “On The Steps”.


Publicist: D. L. Media