In The Hot Box #16 we take a listen to many of the just-released new albums, and also pay tribute to one of jazz’s most luminous pianists, who died in June from cancer at the age of 60, Geri Allen. Geri featured in Hot Box No.7 when we checked out pianists filed under the letter A!

The new material includes a wide range of singers from the latest wonder voice in America, Jazzmeia Horn, to our own Aoife Doyle from her new, self-penned quartet album “Clouds”. Also included are tracks from Diana Krall’s latest album “Turn Up the Quiet”. The show also makes good an omission from Pianists filed under the letter D from Hot Box 12, where tracks from Irish pianist John Donegan were unavailable. John’s new solo album, Jen’s Progress is duly sampled here!

We are still seeking recordings by Irish pianists, so if you know of any, let us know. The Hot Box is released on 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 #015 – A to Z of Jazz Piano Part 5 – The Letter E

# Artist Track Title Time
01 Michel Camilo One More Once 0:00
02 Geri Allen Tears of a Clown 02:22
03 Aoife Doyle I Wish 08:26
04 Miguel Zenon Academia 13:54
05 Jazzmeia Horn I Remember You 23:36
06 Jazzmeia Horn Social Call 26:01
07 Wes Montgomery O Morro Nao Tem Vez 28:46
08 Diana Krall Blue Skies 36:39
09 Diana Krall No Moon at All 42:32
10 John Donegan Amarie 47:16
11 Aoife Doyle Sweet Smile 51:07
12 Christian Sands Oyeme! 56:06
13 Christian Sands Armando’s Song 1:03:18
14 Jazzmeia Horn I’m Going Down 1:08:42
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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