This year's eponymous debut recording by New York based Cuban jazz ensemble, Hot House is fundamentally an homage to the music and spirit of the great Charlie Parker. Conceived, produced and directed by trumpeter Steven Gluzband, Hot House may be considered as much a musical nexus as a band, juxtaposing traditional Cuban dance forms with the jazz idiom, young musicians with veteran players, and Cuban emigres with first and second generation Americans. The result of this remarkable collaboration is a fresh mix that can only be latin jazz from New York City.
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Intoxicatingly funky groove... with a New York swagger.
- Chip Boaz, Latin Jazz Corner
Close to perfect... as charming as it gets.