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Hotel Child
Ingrid Lucia and The Flying Neutrinos
Hotel Child
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1

Among the swing revivalists--from the Squirrel Nut Zippers to Royal Crown Revue and Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers--no musician can chart his or her pedigree back the way singer Ingrid Lucia and bassist Todd Lon...  more »

      
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All Artists: Ingrid Lucia and The Flying Neutrinos
Title: Hotel Child
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Artists Only Records
Original Release Date: 1/25/2000
Release Date: 1/25/2000
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock
Styles: Swing Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 760246703324

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Among the swing revivalists--from the Squirrel Nut Zippers to Royal Crown Revue and Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers--no musician can chart his or her pedigree back the way singer Ingrid Lucia and bassist Todd Londagin can. As kids, the story goes, the pair were members of the Flying Neutrinos Family band, living in hotels, playing swing on rafts, and, likely, storing key data for their own Flying Neutrinos. The Hotel Child is the third effort by Lucia, Londagin, guitarist Matt Munisteri, bassist Matt Weiner, and a handful of assorted horns, drums, and accordion. Their music bumps with a sprightly step, buoyed by Lucia's early-Billie Holiday tinged voice and the band's languid looseness. Their brand of swing isn't hyped up with bombastic horn charts or even slicked up like the Zippers. It's much more relaxed, laid-back like so much music from their one-time home, New Orleans. It's got the sway of a humid afternoon woven through the lyrics, calling out for dancers in a way that's almost completely low-key. The swing's not particularly speedy or complex, but it's heartfelt and, with Lucia's voice, altogether magnetic. --Andrew Bartlett

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CD Reviews

I can't stop listening to it!
Mark J. Wilder | Chicago IL, USA | 02/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Flying Neutrinos are a tough band to classify. They're usually lumped in with the Neo-swing movement, which is unfair. If you're looking for traditional big-band swing, you'll only find one song on this album ("Mr. Zoot Suit"). They're jazzy in some songs ("Baby's Making Duck", "Someday You'll Be Sorry"), torchy in others ("Johnny", "Lonely Side"), but overall I'd have to put them in the Jazz or (gasp!) Easy Listening category. Ingrid's voice (with it's well acknowledges Bessie Smith influence) is superb, Todd's trombone is solid, and every track is a winner. My personal favorites are "Cry", "Johnny", "Baby's Making Duck", and "Lonely Side", which all happened to be penned by the band's guitarist Matt Munisteri.The Neutrinos have two discs now, and I much as Iloved the first one, I think this one is better. I can't give any higher recommendation for fans of good music! If you like the previews for tracks 2-5, you'll like the album (track 1 is a great song, but is the only song of its type on the CD).And don't even get me started on how much I like Ingrid's cover photo..."
Sweaty Swing
David E. Hartman | Highland Park, ILLINOIS USA | 06/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Think New Orleans, in a hotel room thick with humidity and flowers, listening to a Swing band playing across the street, fronted by a woman who sounds like Billie Holiday on pheromones, while your lover draws a fingertip up your spine. That's this CD exactly."
Can't Stop Tapping My Toe
Bookster | San Mateo, CA | 02/17/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A great recording by a great group. The first cut, "Mr. Zoot Suit" is an exciting retro-30's big-band tune with a surprising arrangement that will keep you playing it over and over. The retro style carries through much of the CD. "Hotel Child" is different in style from their debut "I'd Rather Be in New Orleans," so don't expect more of the same."