The band splits its music 50-50 between original material (some influenced by Motown) and remakes. The band has played locally far and wide at a variety of venues: the Sternwheeler, The Pines Tasting Room, Melody Ballroom, Timberline Lodge, Tony Starlight's, Columbia Gorge Hotel, Seattle's Triple Door Musiquarium, Olympia's Plenty Restaurant, the Columbia Arts Center, River City Saloon, Portland's Mississippi Studios and Alberta Street Pub.
Django's Cadillac: Press
“From the opening track, Rick Hulett's infectious and heart-pounding original "Formosa Please" to the final sultry, stirring rendition of the timeless Ballad "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" the crew takes us on an entire expedition of sweet harmony and captivating rhythm. These folks have been together a while, and it shows in their polished execution and acutely intuitive reciprocation. Years of being a team, simpatico in their tastes, you experience in every note how much they enjoy playing with each other. Throw in compelling guest appearances with percussionist Joe Craven, and you've more than you bargained for!”
Doing from band name, and CD name you think that very it is easy to understand, but it is the gypsy CD by the [jiyango] favorite humans. Because so, they are their original tunes in considerable ratio, having heard, it is possible to be fresh, is.”
“These guys swing. They all climb in the back seat and swing from all the way back there!”
“Their style of music is infectious”
“Anyone that enjoys live music and that has a heartbeat will like this stuff”
“Go get a copy of this CD!! One of the Pacific Northwest’s best kept secrets, ………a masterful showcase of Django Jazz, a dash of Klez (er, Klezmo?), and a brilliantly executed ensemble effort. These guys play well together, capture the comprehensive nuance of the French coffeehouse, and inject a playful, yet cultured spirit in their performance. “
“Django's Cadillac” recorded in 2003 is a 6 member band playing 10 great songs. Very unpretentious music...very skillfully played...joyful and light hearted but with plenty of depth...a wonderful blend of instrumental textures!
"Mmmmm, yeah. This is nice: the first CD from the proverbial bag that I haven't felt ashamed to play out loud with my housemates in earshot. Or maybe I just wanna block out the atrocious daytime TV coming from the next room. Either way, right now, it's playing Very Loudly. It's enjoyable as all heck -- lovely string band jazz, warmly recorded and lovingly played. Clarinetist Dennis Williams makes the record, his rich timbre winding around gently swinging acoustic rhythms. Django Reinhardt and Charlie Christian are the influences here, oddly so much so that they become transparent and the band ends up making plain out pretty music. It's accessible - no atonality, or ponderous improvisations, safe to bring home to Mom - but utterly charming and cool."