“The rhythmic propulsion never falters” par le New York City Jazz Record

“(…) Hamilton’s live session with vibraphonist Dany Doriz and his orchestra named for the famed Le Caveau de la Huchette jazz club in Paris is more assertive but not without its own appeal. Rather than delve into unfamiliar material, this recording often takes as its starting point lines created by members of the Benny Goodman Sextet, blues in varied tempi and simple riff constructions over familiar changes. On the surface, this is jazz-party fare, with its own wellestablished conventions, but Doriz (echoing Red Norvo instead of Lionel Hampton) and guests trumpeter Ronald Baker and guitarist Marc Fosset add surprising sparks. The rhythmic propulsion never falters, but the most winning moments are at more peaceful speeds. A trotting “Cherokee”, a song so often played as a test of endurance, is particularly rewarding. And Hamilton’s tender exposition of “Que Reste t-il de nos Amours”, the Charles Trenet ballad better known as “I Wish You Love”, is quietly memorable(…)”