The Hot Box #024 – The Big Band Hot Box

In this episode of The Hot Box we have 80 minutes of the best of Big Band music culled from the post-bebop era, from the best in Europe as well as the USA. You will hear from Clare Fischer, Joe Roccisano, Christian McBride Big Band and John Beasley’s Monk-estra. On the Irish front we have a track from the Hot House Big Band featuring Mark Wilde on saxophone and Julien Colarossi on guitar.

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Track List for The Hot Box #024 – The Big Band Hot Box

# Artist Track Title Time
01 Michel Camilo One More Once 0:00
02 Clare Fischer Big Band Jumping Jack 01:06
03 Joe Roccisano Big Band A New Beginning 08:44
04 NDR Big Band with Abdullah Ibrahim Kramat 15:32
05 UMO Big Band with Michael Brecker The Meaning of the Blues 23:40
06 The Norwegian Radio Big Band A Separate Walking 30:15
07 The Norwegian Radio Big Band Sometimes 39:33
08 The One O’Clock Lab Band Terracotta 47:26
09 Danish Radio Big Band with Renee Rosnes Orion’s Belt 56:23
10 Hot House Big Band  Cupcake 01:04:48
11 Christian McBride Big Band Brother Mister 01:10:10
12 Tom Kubis Big Band Teach Me Tonight 01:15:42
13 John Beasley’s Monk-estra I Mean You 01:22:27
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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