Pearl Django / Modern Times
Album: Modern Times   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Pearl Django   Added:Sep 2007
Label:Modern Hot  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-10-07 Pull Date: 2007-12-09 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Dec 9 Nov 25 Nov 11 Nov 4 Oct 28 Oct 21 Oct 14
Airplays: 2 1 3 1 2 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. May 11, 2023: Traditions
Cheek To Cheek
4. Jul 19, 2014: Music Casserole
Missoula Flood
2. Feb 18, 2022: Traditions
Black And Blue
5. Mar 20, 2010: Music Casserole
Warm Valley
3. May 10, 2019: Traditions
Cheek To Cheek
6. Jan 01, 2010: Music Casserole
Warm Valley

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-10-04
Gypsy jazz is alive and well and living in Seattle. This release is full of great musicians doing Django proud. But it’s not a rehash of Hot Club standards. This is fresh, straight up jazz that pays homage to the past while staying firmly rooted in the here and now. Sophisticated swing, full of tight arrangements where everyone gets a chance to shine. Play it all, you can’t go wrong.

1. Starts like a lullaby, gets into a sweet little groove.
2. Plinky intro becomes a deliciously catchy toe-tapper.
3. Midtempo & lyrical w/warm accordion doing the talking. Sweet.
4. Relaxed and almost reflective w/a lazy, lyrical sway.
5. Reminiscent of a Russian folk dance. Fast & almost frantic.
6. Warm, sweet, lazy little love song. Sharp strings & lots of style.
7. Paris café sound, midtempo w/a retro meets tomorrow kind of vibe.
8. Mid/up w/a great electric guitar taking a relaxed lead.
9. Slow opening, drama then a wiggly, upbeat jam. So nice!
10. Ellington love song done w/a gentle, relaxed flair. Sigh…
11. Gypsy waltz w/extra good harmonies from all. Very melodic.
12. Slow/mid with a wandering, playful melody & good playing.
13. A happy foxtrot. Picture Fred & Ginger. A bouncy Berlin classic.

Track Listing
1. Smile   7. The Conversation
2. Missoula Flood   8. September In The Rain
3. Chutes, No Ladders   9. Sombre Dimanche/Le Rubis
4. Mulholland Bounce   10. Warm Valley
5. Saskia   11. L'indifference
6. Once In A While   12. Black And Blue
  13. Cheek To Cheek