Although initially not made curious by the cover or the fact that there's now a "Hot Club" in virtually every major city, still, being originally from Michigan myself, I had to give this cd a try--and was glad I did. This is a solid first recording for the band, which, besides the brilliant guitar of Evan Perri, features a clarinet (reminiscent of Django's later Hot Club sound--but no violin) and button accordion. I enjoyed this recording for its focus on the songs rather than the 27 notes per mili-second pyro-technics offered by some players. That being said, it doesn't lack speed or energy. reviewing music in a genre is always a very subjective endeavor, so I'll conclude by saying, if you like the approach of Pearl Django, you'll definitely like this group. I'm listening to it as a I write this. Really fine! It's been a long time since Detroit's been this hot.