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The Hot Box covers the best in Irish recorded jazz, set it in the wider context of the international language that is jazz.

The Hot Box Donald Helme

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The Hot Box covers the best in Irish recorded jazz, set it in the wider context of the international language that is jazz.

    The Hot Box #084 – New Recordings

    The Hot Box #084 – New Recordings

    This edition is full to bursting with new material, and includes another track - never before heard -from Honor Heffernan and Louis Stewart, as well two new ECM releases and pieces from the first volume of the all-guitar tribute to Pat Martino on the High Note label.

    • 1 hr
    The Hot Box #083 - The Nostalgia Show

    The Hot Box #083 - The Nostalgia Show

    The Hot Box 83 “The Nostalgia Show” all started with a listener request to look at some of the music that ignited a whole new era for jazz audiences, the last of the 50s and the full post-bop era.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Hot Box #082 - An All-New Affair

    The Hot Box #082 - An All-New Affair

    In this episode of The Hot Box there is an hour-plus of new recordings from at home and abroad, celebrating the return to both collective recording and live performance.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Hot Box #081 - Jazz Legends

    The Hot Box #081 - Jazz Legends

    This episode of the Hot Box sets the scene for Jazz Legends – Charles Mingus 100th and Miles Davis Kind of Blue.  21st April – National Concert Hall – Dublin (https://publish.blubrry.com/s-505872/episode/new/jazz-events/concert/4351-jazz-legends-charles-mingus-100th-and-miles-davis-kind-of-blue.html)22nd April – Cork Opera House – Cork City (https://publish.blubrry.com/s-505872/episode/new/jazz-events/concert/4352-jazz-legends-charles-mingus-100th-and-miles-davis-kind-of-blue.html)On the centenary of his birth, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra & Big Band pays tribute to Charles Mingus. In an imaginative first, the RTÉ CO has joined forces with its counterpart the BBC Concert Orchestra to commission a special set of brand-new orchestrations from Guy Barker, allowing both orchestras to do full justice to one of the greatest jazz musicians of them all. 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Hot Box #080 – Wall-to-Wall Vocal Groups

    The Hot Box #080 – Wall-to-Wall Vocal Groups

    A complete departure for our 80th birthday, with wall-to-wall vocal groups, stimulated by a positive reaction to the all-vocal content of the 77th Hot Box. So, for the first time, we have an hour of the best harmony vocalising in jazz, from the streets of New Orleans to Carnegie Hall.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Hot Box #079 - The Guitar Files - Part 9

    The Hot Box #079 - The Guitar Files - Part 9

    Once again, the central preoccupation is the amazing roster of guitar players, this time those filed under the letter H. And under that heading the music world was blessed for many years with the presence of Jim Hall. So there’s some great straight ahead jazz from him, and some less straight ahead from Joel Harrison and Charlie Hunter.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

The Scientician ,

Fantastic Podcast - A must for Jazz Lovers

This is an excellent podcast with superb mix of jazz. Donald's knoweldge is second to none and his smooth and relaxed way of presenting the music makes it accessible to all. Whether you're a serious jazz fan or just getting into this is a really cool way to explore the classics and the new releases.

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