The Hot Box #063

The 63rd edition of Hot Box reminds us of the importance of Charlie Parker as we celebrate his 100th anniversary, we mark the death of one of the greatest of bass players Gary Peacock, we offer a shout-out for Sonny Rollins whose 90th birthday has just passed, and we revel in a massive re-release of long unavailable albums by the self-taught genius of the piano, Errol Garner. In between all of that some exciting new material, including an album featuring Irish guitarist David O’Rourke.

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Track Listing for The Hot Box #063

  1. Murphy’s Law from tenor sax player Keith Oxman (new album “Two Cigarettes in the Dark”)

  2. Lullaby of Birdland from the singer Maci Miller with Dave O’Rourke (new album “Hug”)

  3. Lullaby in Central Park from rising star of the bass, Fabrizio Sciacca (new album “Gettin’ It There”) )

  4. Hug from Matt Wilson’s new album of the same name

  5. St Thomas from Sonny Rollins

  6. Requiem and And Now from the Gary Peacock Trio

  7. Misty and The Way You Look Tonight (live) from Errol Garner’s re-release “One World Concert”

  8. Octave 103 from Errol Garner’s album Close Up in Swing

  9. Traveler Song from Friendy’s new album Friendy Fire

  10. She Rote  and Confirmation from Charlie Parker

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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