For years Federico Britos has performed sets all over the world that include the music of the Hot Club of France and Latin Jazz. Carlomagno Araya, Federico’s drummer, had the idea of recording music frequently performed by Stephane Grappelli but in Latin Jazz styles. From this concept, and the friendly contribution of Federico’s friend, Nat Chediak, was born the name Hot Club of The Americas. It is a band that performs a unique blend of Latin and Gypsy Jazz.
Recording began and friends of Federico started signing up to take part. Featured guest artists include, Gonzalo Rubalcaba (piano), Giovanni Hidalgo (congas), Cecile McLorin Salvant (voice), Antonio Adolfo (piano) and Hendrik Meurkens (harmonica).
All of the tracks were arranged by Hugo Sanchez with the exception of the Samba and Bossa Nova which were arranged by Jaui Schneider.