A nice big band welcome to the 55th edition of the Hot Box. The big success of Zandra Queen of Jazz from Darn Skippy Productions at the Smock Alley Theatre Dublin put me in mind to make an edition of the hot box centred on women in jazz. A fascinating glimpse into another world and caused me to reflect on the status of women in the jazz world over time.
So far as I am aware there are no recorded pieces from Zandra Mitchell but we can enjoy and talk about many other women in jazz. I had planned the Hot Box 55 to be a big band show, so why not combine the two.
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 #055 - Female Big Band Leaders
|01||Michel Camilo||One More Once||02:04|
|02||Mary Lou Williams||What's Your Story Morning Glory||02:52|
|03||Mary Lou Williams||Walkin and Swingin||11:08|
|04||Maria Schneider||El Viento||16:33|
|05||Maria Schneider||Walking by Flashlight||28:48|
|06||Rhoda Scott||Walkin About||35:04|
|07||Carla Bley||The Liberation Music Orchestra||41:10|
|08||Toshiko Akiyoshi||Retro Zone||50:00|