HOT HOUSE/CASA CALIENTE
Cuban Tribute to Charlie Parker
Hot House is the brainchild of the veteran New York City-based trumpeter Steven Gluzband. With a resumé that includes recording on over 200 CDs; performing with luminaries such as Celia Cruz, Ray Barretto, Talking Heads, Jimmy Bosch, among many others; Gluzband now presents his recording debut as a bandleader/producer. As the title indicates, Gluzband and friends pay homage to the musical spirit of the jazz giant Charlie Parker by revisiting a handful of Parker's compositions, while interpreting some Latin jazz standards and a few original scores, all in an idiom that blends bebop and Afro-Cuban rhythms. Clever arrangements transform most of the tracks beyond...