Red Rock Hot Club
The Red Rock Hot Club has been supplying the Intermountain West with Django Reinhardt style Jazz since 1999. Currently led by the hard swinging guitar of Pat Terry, the group specializes in “Gypsy Jazz” a European take of an American Art form. Guitar genius, Django, and violinist Stephane Grappelli, formed the original Hot Club of France in 1937, and subsequently created an entirely new Jazz genre by incorporating swing rhythms and mimicking the sounds of Louis Armstrong’s horn on their instruments.
The sound has been called Gypsy Swing, Jazz Manouche, Hot Swing, but no matter what you call it, the music swings hard with upbeat, fast pumping tempos but at the same time can also be sweet and lowdown. The Red Rock Hot Club delivers the style spot on. With the added help of James Martak on guitar and Dave Bowen on bass, and John Flanders on woodwinds, the Red Rock Hot Club recreates the sound of Paris circa 1937.
The Red Rock Hot Club Disc, “Gypsy Day Dream” has received rave reviews from critics and the band is becoming widely known as one of the country’s best Gypsy Jazz groups. Django Biographer, and Gypsy Jazz authority, Michael Dregni, says, “This album of Gypsy Jazz is the real deal,” (Vintage Guitar Magazine June 09’) and Veteran Jazz reviewer Scott Yanow has said, “Django would have enjoyed this CD, and would certainly have loved to sit in with the Red Rock Hot Club!”