The Hot Box #050 - A to Z of Jazz Piano Part 19 – The Letter S

We have a really fantastic line-up in The Hot Box #050 for Pianists under the letter S. Sampling multiple styles you will hear tracks from artists such as Ralph Sutton, Horace Silver, Helen Sung, Matthew Ship, Willie “The Lion” Smith, Martial Solal, Esbjorn Svensson, Bobo Stenson and more.

We also feature a track from Gwilym Simcock who is performing the New Ross Piano Festival Jazz Day on September 26th. You can view the event listing here. Then a wonderful track to close the lid on the 50th Episode of The Hot Box Podcast from Christian Sands entitled Reaching for the Sun.

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 Listing for The Hot Box #050 - A to Z of Jazz Piano Part 19 – The Letter S

# Artist Track Title Time
01 Michel Camilo One More Once 00:00
02 Ralph Sutton Honeysuckle Rose 01:48
03 Horace Silver The Cape Verdean Blues 07:50
04 Helen Sung Armando's Rhumba) 13:34
05 Joe Sample Old Places Old Faces 19:10
06 Matthew Ship Key Swing 25:24
07 Stephen Scott Poinciana 29:13
08 Willie “The Lion” Smith Cuttin’ Out 34:43
09 Gwilym Simcock Black Coffee 39:13
10 Martial Solal You Stepped Out of a Dream 44:30
11 Esbjorn Svensson Happy Head and Crazy Feds 52:26
12 Bobo Stenson Music for a While 58:51
13 Christian Sands Reaching for the Sun 01:05:16


Donald Helme
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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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