“What the hell are these guys doing in Utah?”
"Gypsy Daydream"this album of Gypsy Jazz is the real deal.
“Red Rock Hot Club "Gypsy Daydream" Yes ANOTHER Hot Club, and I liked them! Founded by Rich D'aigle in 1999, the group released Gypsy Daydream in the fall of 2008. Pat Terry, is the rhythm guitarist, and Scott Terry keeps the authentic beat on bass. There are two noteworthy originals by D'aigle, plus, his rendition of 'When You're Smiling " will make you smile. The playing is relaxed, swinging and really in the mode of a 30's Paris Hot Club. They have achieved a balance between the authentic QHC's of Django and their own tastes and influences. You can hear this in the D’aigle original, "Gypsy Daydream" with a Latin beat and also in "Royal and Conti.” I would say this set of tunes is always pleasing, never straining and does not fail to swing even though played with a relaxed feeling. If you love this music, you never tire of discovering new groups in the genre. I think you will agree that the The Red Rock hot Club fulfills these requirements.”
"Gypsy Daydream"this album of Gypsy Jazz is the real deal. The quintet is an intriguing blend of Django Reinhardt’s early Hot Club Jazz with his war-era swing music, inspired respectively by the American Jazz of Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman. Led by Rich D’aigle the band blends the the violin of Dan Salini playing Stephane Grappelli’s role with the Clarinet of John Flanders taking Hubert Rostaing’s place. The group is filled out by guitarist Pat Terry and Bassman Scott Terry. With both violin and clarinet melding with the strings, the band boasts a full rich, full sound. The setlist here is pretty true to the Django Songbook, with the addition of a couple of D’aigle originals, and more standards and classics. But it’s the style with which they swing their music that lifts the Red Rock Hot Club above the ordinary. On cuts like Eddie Durham’s “Topsy”, The band rides the melody with abandon, charging into inspired improvisations, and trading eights that are truly Hot