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Yerba Buena Bounce


  • 1. Mystery Pacific
    2. Hot Lips
    3. I'm Happy Just to Dance with You
    4. Sway
    5. Number Two
    6. Souvenir de Villingen
    7. Tickle Toe
    8. Black and White
    9. Lullabye
    10. Rythme Futur
    11. Yerba Buena Bounce
    12. Stardust
    13. Borneo
    14. Georgia Cabin
    15. Improvisation #2
    16. Gong Oh
    17. Jam: Some of These Days
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 109

  • Credits
    ProducerJ. Tamblyn Henderson, Jr.; J. Tamblyn Henderson, Jr.; Paul Mehling
    EngineerKeith O. Johnson; Keith O. Johnson

    The Hot Club of San Francisco: Jason Vanderford, Jeff Magidson, Paul Mehling (guitar); Evan Price (violin).
    Personnel: David Grisman (mandolin); Ari Munkres (bass instrument).
    Additional personnel: David Grisman.
    Liner Note Author: Keith O. Johnson .
    Recording information: Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA (10/29/2006-10/31/2006).
    Editor: J. Tamblyn Henderson.
    Photographer: Andy Katz.
    The Hot Club of San Francisco is more than a tribute band re-creating the recordings of Django Reinhardt, Stphane Grappelli and the Quintette du Hot Club de France; the group covers pieces from many different eras never performed by the group which inspired them. On their tenth CD, Yerba Buena Bounce, the Hot Club of San Francisco, which has identical instrumentation to the French group (lead guitar, violin, two rhythm guitars and a bass), leader Paul Mehling, violinist Evan Price and the rhythm section swing like mad in their updated treatment of the QHCF's speeding locomotive represented by "Mystery Pacific" and the brisk, chugging "Black and White." But they also successfully convert modern pop songs into gypsy swing material, such as the Beatles' ballad "I'm Happy Just to Dance with You" (adding Seth Asarnow on bandoneon) and Norman Gimbel's "Sway" (which adds mandolin master David Grisman). Mehling proves himself as a composer as well, contributing the upbeat "Number Two" and the tender "Lullaby" (the latter adding both Asarnow and Grisman). If that's not enough, Mehling adds campy vocals to "Gong Oh" and "Some of These Days." Fans of Django Reinhardt and Stphane Grappelli owe it to themselves to investigate these swinging, beautifully recorded sessions by the Hot Club of San Francisco; gypsy swing is very much alive in their hands! ~ Ken Dryden

  • Critic Reviews
    JazzTimes (p.98) - "[Most of the songs] stem from the swing era, and Mehling's affinity for Django's touch and repertoire couldn't be more obvious on the pieces written or co-written by the late guitarist..."
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