14 tracks - released 20 June 2014
You should definitely listen or buy a CD
The Benoit Viellefon Hot Club has become a firm favourite at the most elegant restaurants, parties and events around the country. The line up and orchestrations are inspired by the hot swinging music that emerged from the infamous Parisian Cafes and nightclubs of the 1920s & ‘30s.
The Hot Club’s performances celebrates the burning excitement of those hot gypsy swing numbers made famous by Django Reinhardt, together with the romanticism of the finest French numbers. With a nod to the American jazz virtuosi who visited Paris, such as Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet, the Hot Club features both clarinet and trumpet alongside the timeless two-guitars and double bass lineup. But they are also often true to the original "Hot Quintet De France" Django Reinhardt & Grapelli line up, with the addition of a virtuoso Violin player Dan Oates.
The perfect mix of European finesse and the restless fervour of American swing, the Hot Club are the modern-day embodiment of the spirit of a bygone age.
The video below were filmed while the album "Live at the Quecumbar" was recorded on the 1st of April 2012. The are EXCLUSIVE to this website, which mean that you can not find them on DVD, youtubeor any other platform.