Sunday, November 20, 2016
Album Review: A La Mode- C'est Si Bon
The pre-war recordings of Django Reinhardt are among the greatest musical achievements of the 20th century. I swear by this bargain-priced box set released by the JSP label. The members of the Kansas City group A La Mode almost certainly share my admiration for the legacy of the legendary guitarist. A La Mode’s new album C’est Si Bon recasts Parisian hot jazz for contemporary audiences. Jesica Poell is a charismatic vocalist, but the ensemble is best when guitarist Clayton DeLong is kicking up dust with violinists Marvin Gruenbaum and Adam Galblum.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)