The Hot Box #065 - New Material

After too long a gap, The Hot Box returns with tracks from recently released albums by Christian McBride, John Beasley, Chick Corea and the Cuban wonder Harold Lopez Nussa amongst others.

There’s an emphasis on big bands, with among others, selections from the “tribute” album “For Jimmy, Wes and Oliver” by Christian McBride.

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Track Listing for The Hot Box #065 - New Material

  1. Milestones: Christian McBride Big Band

  2. Road Song: Christian McBride Big Band

  3. Symphonic Raps: Emmet Cohen

  4. Steve O: John Beasley’s Monk-estra

  5. Mozart Piano Sonata in F: Chick Corea

  6. Someone to Watch Over Me: Chick Corea

  7. Habana Sin Sabanas: Harold Lopez Nussa

  8. Van Van Meets New Orleans: Harold Lopez Nussa

  9. Revelation: Yellowjackets + WDR Big Band

  10. Night Train: Christian McBride Big Band

  11. Future Stride: Emmet Cohen


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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