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The Hot Box #023 – A to Z of Jazz Piano Part 9 – The Letters H & I

In the epic series of alphabetical pianists started early in 2017 we reached the letter H, in Hot Box 21, only to find such a plethora of riches that they spilled over the confines of a single Box. As luck would have it, the letter I has very few incumbents so we are able, in Hot Box 23 to play the missing H’s - or at least most of them - and both the I’s.  And speaking of the letter I, we couldn’t resist the temptation to play a very early “Capetown jazz” piece from the South African star Abdullah Ibrahim that runs a little over 15 minutes!

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 #023 – A to Z of Jazz Piano Part 9 – The Letters H & I

# Artist Track Title Time
01 Michel Camilo One More Once 0:00
02 Eddie Higgins Nightingale 02:36
03 Roland Hanna In My Solitude 10:57
04 Kevin Hays Aqua 16:53
05 Herbie Hancock Sweet Bird 22:47
06 Stan Hope Be Anything 32:20
07 Abdullah Ibrahim Black Lightning 41:16
08 Fred Hersch Whisper Not 56:53
09 Vijay Iyer Big Brother 1:03:58
10 John Hicks Left Bank Swing 1:09:23
11 Abdullah Ibrahim Someday Soon Sweet Samba 1:13:06
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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