IS IT JUST ME OR IS IT HOT IN HERE?

I’m just back from Paris, where I visited the excellent Musee de la Musique. Aside from being in hog heaven as a luthier (with one room having not only 4 Strads on display, but one of the very best Guarneri del Gesu instruments, the Alard), the top floor had this surprise…

ceilidg band aderyn prin picture of instruments belonging to the hot club de paris

Instruments belonging to Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and Baro Ferre, of the Quintet du Hot Club de France, surely the coolest, most original and effortlessly musical acoustic ensemble.

Ever.

But don’t take my word for it - judge for yourself! Here’s a clip from 1939…

Nial
 

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