****A Listening Room Performance
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“This is a recording that can be listened to and enjoyed over and over again-I certainly intend to do so!” ~Howard Alden
Following up It’s About That Time, Nighttown and the eponymous 2006 debut Hot Club of Detroit—Hot Club of
Detroit expands its sonic and compositional horizons with Junction. Retaining its original lineup of reeds, two
guitars, accordion, upright bass and no drums, this is the band’s fourth release for Mack Avenue Records. There
are personnel changes, however, and for the first time, the Hot Club of Detroit is joined (on three tracks) by a
vocalist: French musician Cyrille Aimée, a native of Django Reinhardt’s hometown and third-place winner of the
2010 Thelonious Monk International Vocal Competition.
Junction’s sound is at once vintage and boldly new, rooted in the legacy of Django Reinhardt but also the
sensibilities of Ornette Coleman, Pat Metheny, John Zorn and even the rock band Phish. Far from a traditional
gypsy jazz ensemble, Hot Club of Detroit (HCOD) proves itself a versatile modern jazz group, with a unique
acoustic-electric sound that surges past expectations and genre boundaries.