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The Hot Box #069

In the 69th episode of The Hot Box we follow the trail of the Jazz Worms, only to find it leads back to The Fox Inn at Ashbourne, County Meath, via Denver, Colorado. The Worms have just released their second album - after a pause of 30 years!

The 69th Hot Box also features music by Brazilian pianist and arranger Antonio Adolfo, and some previously unreleased music from Wes Montgomery and also from the German big band leader Kurt Edelhagen.

Irish diva Carmel McCreagh rounds things out.

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Track Listing for The Hot Box #069

  1. Joaquin: from the Jazz Worms new album Squirmin’

  2. Hello Herbie: Antonio Adolfo from the album Samba Jazz Alley

  3. West Coast Blues from the album Wes Montgomery Studio Recordings NDR Hamburg

  4. Four on Six from the album Wes Montgomery Studio Recordings NDR Hamburg

  5. This Nearly Was Mine from Sam Braysher’s new album Dance Little Lady, Dance Little Man

  6. Chinatown My Chinatown from the album Kurt Edelhagen Unreleased Jazz Recordings 1957-1974

  7. Work Song from the album Kurt Edelhagen Unreleased Jazz Recordings 1957-1974

  8. Wheaty Bowl from the Jazz Worms album Squirmin’

  9. Blues for Washington from Jim Riley’s album Some Colorado Friends

  10. I Thought About You from Carmel McCreagh’s album Skylark

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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