Please allow me to introduce you to one of contemporary jazz's greatest swing violinists! His name: Alex Yellowlees. Where does he come from? Scotland. What is his group: The Hot Club. What is the CD: HOT CLUB STYLE. Release date: April 2000.
This Scotsman can play the violin! If you are a swing jazz violin fan, you will enjoy the 12 swinging selections on HOT CLUB STYLE. Very melodic, and there is also a distinct infusion of contemporary jazz motifs into the swing, making this an original adventure and it will remind some fans of the swing sound of jazz performers in the decade of the 1930s.
Alex Yellowlees is in top form with his flawless violin solo on the song, "Sweet Georgia Brown" and this song serves as an excellent introduction to his techniques and style if you have never heard him perform! There is a freshness to the performances of Alex Yellowlees and his The Hot Club that will charm and entertain all jazz listeners.
Selections include "Chicago," "Sunshine of My Life," "Blues for Django & Stephane," "Tea for Two," "Sweet Lorraine," "Cheek to Cheek," "Wave," among others.
There is a most unusual rendition of Jobim's "Wave," and not to be missed, for "Wave" is packed with some lovely, unique solo work that places it among the better performances found anywhere of this beautiful Jobim song! This version of "Wave" is definitely a winner.
If you like jazz violin, give Alex Yellowlees and his group, The Hot Club, a listen! HOT CLUB STYLE is a nice violin jazz CD and one to enjoy over and over again with its fresh approaches and unique directions! The CD e-mail contact is listed as:
Excellent violin work, Alex Yellowlees! Excellent group work, The Hot Club! HOT CLUB STYLE is excellent acoustic jazz!