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The Hot Box #018 – The Prospect of Guitar Night!

In this edition of The Hot Box, Donald Helme rejoices in the rebirth of Dublin Guitar Night (last Tuesday of every month) in its new venue, The Grand Social, and presents a wide ranging soundscape of guitar from Frank Vignola to Laurindo Almeida, from Eric Bibb to Phil Upchurch, and of course, a couple of local heroes too, Hugh Buckley and Nigel Mooney.

The guitar is far and away the most popular instrument in blues, rock and jazz, and that is reflected in the audiences it always attracts. Enjoy nearly an hour and a half of guitar in The Hot Box #18.

We are still seeking recordings by Irish pianists, so if you know of any, let us know. The Hot Box is released on www.jazzireland.ie every 2 weeks and can be heard on-line around the world. Tell your jazz loving friends, and talk to us direct with comments and suggestions to

Track List for The Hot Box #018 – The Prospect of Guitar Night!

# Artist Track Title Time
01 Michel Camilo One More Once 0:00
02 Louis Stewart & Martin Taylor Morning Of the Carnival 02:37
03 Kenny Burrell Viva Tirado 12:45
04 Kevin Eubanks Cubano Chant 18:37
05 Eric Bibb With My Maker I am One 25:11
06 Alex Goodman Losing Cool 30:00
07 Phil Upchurch All Blues 37:48
08 Chuck Loeb Good To Go 42:32
09 Hugh Buckley These Are Soulful Days 48:53
10 Frank Vignola Lady Be Good 55:38
11 Josh Maxey Celebration of Soul 1:00:49
12 Nigel Mooney Turning Over an Old Leaf 1:07:56
13 Laurindo Almeida Weiss Suite in A minor (II Allemande) 1:11:43
14 Laurindo Almeida The Fox 1:15:05
Donald Helme
Author: Donald Helme
Donald presented Jazz Alley, Ireland’s number one jazz show, on RTE Lyric FM from the station’s first week on air until the end of 2015. “I am not a musician, and have never pretended to be anything other than a lifetime fan with loads of experience and hopefully, good ears.”
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