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Pearl Django / Simplicity
Album:Simplicity Collection:Jazz
Artist:Pearl Django Added:03/2020
Label:Modern Hot 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2020-03-16 
Reviewed: 2020—03-16
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: mellow take on gypsy jazz from this Seattle quintet. All originals
If You Like: Django Reinhart & the Hot Club, Birelli Lagrene, Gaucho
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
**1/ Starlight Ballroom (3:47) – accordion starts> strolling midtempo jam swings uptempo, then mellows to fade
2/ It’s A Secret (3:47) – guitar starts> midtempo jam with French café vibe> fade
**3/ The Old Days (4:40) – guitar/violin starts uptempo jam> quick stop
*4/ Simplicity (4:05) – accordion starts> midtempo jam> fade
*5/ Snow In The Emerald City (3:19) – accordion starts> swinging uptempo jam> quick stop
6/ Nocturne (6:07) – guitar starts> slow tempo jam> fade
***7/ Just Can’t Stop (4:15) – guitar starts> rocking uptempo jam> quick stop
8/ June Tune (4:29) – guitar starts> midtempo jam> fade
*9/ Pearl Bop (4:18) – guitar starts> swinging uptempo jam> fade
**10/ Alacrity (4:01) – accordion starts> fast tempo jam slows to slow tempo. Then swings back up> quick stop
*11/ Biscuits And Groovy (3:12) – guitar starts> uptempo jam> quick stop

Track Listing
1.Starlight Ballroom 6.Nocturne
2.It's a Secret 7.Just Can't Stop
3.The Old Days 8.June Tune
4.Simplicity 9.Pearl Bop
5.Snow in the Emerald City 10.Alacrity
 11.Biscuits and Groovy