Monday 10 July 2023

quintette du hot club de france (10. 870)

The influential jazz ensemble, often billed with the abbreviated name QdHCdF, founded by Belgian Romani guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stรฉphane Grappeli in 1934 had already established their promenance through a series of international tours but thanks to their engagement and debut this night in 1937 at the venue of La Grosse Pomme in Montmartre, a nightclub opened by Harlem Renaissance singer Adelaide Nicole Hall and her husband Bert Hicks, as the house-band, we have recordings of many of their titles and the group was afforded the chance to expand their repertoire.


one year ago: Escape from New York (1981) plus assorted links to revisit

two years ago: the equal sign (1557), “Afternoon Delight” (1976) plus a visit to Ystad, Sweden

three years ago: more adventures along the Moselle plus a campsite unter dem Burgen

four years ago: EU ombudsman excluded from diplomatic talks

five years ago: highlighting overlooked women in politics and the sciences, EU entertains the idea of getting rid of day light saving time plus assorted links worth the revisit