This is a BIG Hot Box, responding to the demands of listeners for a Big Band Special. However, it doesn’t contain the standard historic fare of Basie, Ellington and Herman. Instead you’ll find the one-off bands of bassists Ron Carter (celebrating his 80th birthday this year) and Christian McBride, the modern sounds of both Bob Mintzer’s Big Band and The Big Phat Band from Hollywood, California, and from above the 49th Parallel, the Grammy winning band of trombonist Rob McConnell, The Boss Brass. You’ll also find some tracks laid down by Dublin’s Hot House Big Band, now commencing a residency at Harry’s on The Green.
As a pause for breath, Hot Box 14 also features new material from Irish jazz singer Edel Meade, from Brazilian singer and pianist Eliane Elias’ new album on Concord, “Dance of Time”, and from New England pianist Pete Malinvarni’s new album “Heaven”.
Dare we say… a heavenly set! It runs one and a half hours. Enjoy!
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 List for The Hot Box #014 – A Big Band Special
|01||Michel Camilo||One More Once||0:00|
|02||Ron Carter’s Great Big Band||Con Alma||02:15|
|03||Rob McConnell’s Boss Brass||Phil not Bill||07:17|
|04||Bob Mintzer’s Big Band||Get Up!||12:45|
|05||Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band||East Coast Envy||19:14|
|06||Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band||Backrow politics||24:25|
|07||The Hot House Big Band||Cupcake||33:34|
|08||The Hot House Big Band||Dimensions in Blue||38:34|
|09||Gene Harris Superband||Lonely Bottles||41:48|
|10||Gene Harris Superband||Girl Talk||48:59|
|11||Eliane Elias||O Pato||55:07|
|12||Pete Malinvarni||Wade in the Water||01:00:06|
|14||Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band||Hit the Ground Running||01:10:50|
|15||Christian McBride Big Band||In a Hurry||01:16:16|
|16||Rob McConnell’s Boss Brass||Can’t Stop My leg||01:23:32|