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Film Review

Los Hombres Calientes: Live at the House of Blues

Read "Los Hombres Calientes: Live at the House of Blues" reviewed by Jim Santella

Los Hombres Calientes Los Hombres Calientes - Live Basin Street 2004

Con mucho calor!

Recorded at the House of Blues in New Orleans, this performance features a hot band exploring Latin Jazz from both a veteran's viewpoint and from advanced studies of the genre. A performance by Los Hombres Calientes means improvisation over Jazz themes, traditional dancing, and soulful singing.

Between songs, Bill Summers and Irvin Mayfield explain their direction. ...


Album Review

Los Hombres Calientes: Los Hombres Calientes

Read "Los Hombres Calientes" reviewed by Ed Kopp


“You mean there's another damn Marsalis?" This was my incredulous response after a couple of trusted N'Awlins residents named the band they consider the hottest new jazz outfit in the city.

Los Hombres Calientes is a new Afro-Latin jazz ensemble fronted by young drummer Jason Marsalis, trumpet prodigy Irvin Mayfield, and veteran percussionist Bill Summers, ex of Herbie Hancock's Headhunters. Other group members include David Pulphus (bass), Victor Atkins (piano) and Yvette Summers (percussion).

This is an extremely sophisticated ...


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