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"Veteran Jazz Critic Scott Yanow's review of "Gypsy Daydream""

The Red Rock Hot Club

Gypsy Daydream


55 years after his death, the music and style of Django Reinhardt are as popular as ever. During the past 20 years, “gypsy jazz� has caught on big in Europe and in certain areas of the United States . The combination of an acoustic guitar soloist, violin, a rhythm guitar or two and a bass performing swing standards is still an irresistible idea, often augmented by other instruments and original tunes in the style.

One would not necessarily think of Salt Lake City as a hotbed of gypsy swing, but that is where The Red Rock Hot Club is based. The group, consisting of guitarists Rich D’Aigle and Pat Terry, violinist Dan Salini, clarinetist John Flanders and bassist Scott Terry, was founded by D’Aigle in 1999. On Gypsy Daydream, they perform five vintage standards, six Django songs, two originals by D’Aigle and the haunting “J’Attendrai.� The latter was featured on the only full-length sound film of Reinhardt with the Quintet of the Hot Club of France.

While Dan Salini and Rich D’Aigle naturally hint at Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt, they are creative within the style and not merely copying the past. Their versions of such numbers as “After You’ve Gone,� “Blues For Ike,� “Swing 48,� “When You’re Smiling� and the classic “Tears� are fresh and alive rather than just museum pieces, showing off the vitality of the band.

Django would have enjoyed this CD, and would certainly have loved to sit in with the Red Rock Hot Club. Gypsy Daydream is available from

Scott Yanow -

"Django Reinhardt and Gypsy Jazz authority Michael Dregni's Review of "Gypsy Daydream""

Red Rock Hot Club
"Gypsy Daydream"

The Red Rock Hot Club is based in Salt Lake City but inspired by Paris. And this album of Gypsy Jazz is the real deal.
The quintet is an intriguing blend of Django Reinhardt’s early Hot Club Jazz with his war-era swing music, inspired respectively by the American Jazz of Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman. Led by Rich D’aigle the band blends the the violin of Dan Salini playing Stephane Grappelli’s role with the Clarinet of John Flanders taking Hubert Rostaing’s place. The group is filled out by guitarist Pat Terry and Bassman Scott Terry. With both violin and clarinet melding with the strings, the band boasts a full rich, full sound.
The setlist here is pretty true to the Django Songbook,with the addition of a couple of D’aigle originals “After You’ve Gone� steps spritely into Django’s �Nuages� moving into “J’Attendrai� and more standards and classics.
But it’s the style with which they swing their music that lifts the Red Rock Hot Club above the ordinary. On cuts like Eddie Durham’s “Topsy�, The band rides the melody with abandon, charging into inspired improvisations, and trading eights that are truly Hot.
- Michael Dregni - Vintage Guitar Magazine June 09 Issue


"Gypsy Daydream" CD released 2009

"Gypstology" CD Released 2005

"Antique Swing" CD Released 2002

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The Red Rock Hot Club was formed by Rich D'aigle in 1999 and is among the top American Gypsy Jazz Groups. They play the music of Django Reinhardt and recreate the sounds of Paris in the 30’s and 40’s. The music goes by other titles such as Hot Swing, Jazz Hot, and Jazz Manouche.

You might recognize this style of music because it used quite often in TV and Radio commercials, and also has been featured in the animated film “The Triplets of Belleville�, the Woody Allen film “Sweet and Lowdown�, and “Head in the Clouds� and “Chocolat�.
Their Newest CD “Gypsy Daydream� has 14 tracks, which reach close to an hour of music featuring compositions by Django Reinhardt and original compositions written by Red Rock Hot Club creator Rich D’aigle This disc features the fine old school Jazz guitar chops of Rich D’aigle and Pat Terry while brother Scott holds down the bass department, it also includes guest appearances by Swingin’ Clarinet player John Flanders, and the smokin’ Violin strings of Dan Salini.

The Red Rock Hot Club


Rich Daigle -Guitar
Originally from the great state of Maine, Rich graduated from the University of Maine with a Bachelors Degree in Jazz and Contemporary Music. Rich has made Utah his home for the last 14 years, where he teaches and plays music full time, and has received numerous local awards in the field.
Rich has Toured and played with members of Blood Sweat and Tears and Rare Silk. You may have also heard Rich playing with local favorites The Swingorillas, and Lisa Marie and the Codependents.

Pat Terry - Guitar
Pat is a graduate and adjunct professor of Jazz Studies at the University of Utah. He has performed, recorded and toured with bands such as Irie Heights, Mambo Jumbo, John Flanders & Double Helix and Purdy Mouth, VA. He's often confused for being Scott's half brother, and plays a mean bluegrass banjo.

Scott Terry – Bass
A veteran of the Salt Lake City music scene. Has toured nationally and recorded with bands such as Insatiable, Mambo Jumbo, Purdy Mouth, University of Utah Jazz Ensembles, John Flanders Trio and numerous other acts. He is the only single members of the band, he likes the color blue, puppies, and Thai food…Form a line ladies.

Dan Salini – Violin
If Dan isn’t playing a violin he’s making one. He’s originally from Minnesota and makes his living building, repairing and restoring violins. The talent doesn’t stop there, Dan’s also a fine guitar player and plays a mean pedal steel as well. You might see him with Mr. Whoopee, The Haole Boys, and the Famous Cow Daddys.

John Flanders – Clarinet

John has won numerous prestigious City Weekly Best of Utah awards as an instrumentalist as well as with his classic jazz groups. He has performed the National Anthem solo at NBA games, performed with the Utah Symphony, and toured Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland and more. His freelancing has lead to performances with The Temptations, Billy Preston, Solomon Burke, Wayne Newton, Frankie Avalon, Rodney Dangerfield, Don Rickles, Patty Andrews, Sam Moore, Alex Acuna, and many others. His groups have played main stage at the Park City International Jazz Fest, they've headlined jazz festivals, in Colorado, and performed again this year at the Salt Lake Jazz Festival.