Hot House

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/19/1998
  • Label: Encoded Music
  • UPC: 617701002341
  • Catalog Number: 10023


Disc 1
  1. 1 Funky Cha-Cha (5:50)
  2. 2 Rhythm of Our World (5:12)
  3. 3 Hot House (5:01)
  4. 4 Only You (No Se Tu) (3:24)
  5. 5 Sandunga (4:59)
  6. 6 Tiro (5:34)
  7. 7 Closely Dancing (4:39)
  8. 8 Mam-Bop (4:55)
  9. 9 New Images (4:55)
  10. 10 Cuban American Medley (4:55)
  11. 11 Brassmen's Holiday (4:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Arturo Sandoval Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Tito Puente Timbales
Patti Austin Vocals
Michael Brecker Tenor Saxophone
Rene Toledo Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Rey Ruiz Vocals, Background Vocals
Joe Barati Trombone
Edwin Bonilla Marimbas, Timbales, cowbell
Ed Calle Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Oskar Cartaya Bass
Tim Devine Synthesizer
Dennis Marks Bass
John Stephens Piano
Dana Teboe Trombone
Jason Carder Trumpet
Willie Jones III Drums
Charles McNeill Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Arturo Sandoval Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes
Ed Calle Arranger
Richard Eddy Arranger
Carl Griffin Producer
Ron Taylor Engineer
Carlos Cats Valldejuli Producer
Jennifer Collins Art Direction
Charles McNeill Arranger
Eric Schilling Engineer, Mastering
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    HOT HOUSE, a MUST for Latin Jazz lovers!

    Arturo Sandoval's Hot House is not a live album, but has that feel. The Latin/Big Band/Swing arrangements are infectious, and leave plenty of room for Arturo to show his chops. Yet, he does not venture into the trumpet 'gymnastics' (at the expense of the melody) of which he may have been guilty on other albums.
    The first track, Funky Cha-Cha, jumps from the very first note, and the next two tracks reinforce the lush Cuban rythms that prevail through the disc. The second song, "Rythm Of Our World", lulls you with a slow simmer at the beginning, but builds into a swinging finish. The third song is the title track and ups the danceability/live performance feel.
    The fourth track, "Only You (NO Se Tu)" slows things down and is stunning in its beauty. Patty Austin's rendition switches from English to Spanish, and the yearning her vocals convey is achingly transparent in both languages.
    Song six, "Tiro", has all the best of the genre. This is possibly my favorite of all eleven songs. The lead vocalist, (I beleive his name is Ray Gonzalez), positivley shines, and his voice actually reminds me of the great Hector Lavoe.
    Songs seven and nine, "Closely Dancing" and "New Images" are beautiful, hypnotic instrumentals that are reminiscent of summer night slow dancing on a torch-lit balcony.
    Arturo then finishes with "Cuban-American Medley" and "Brassmaen's Holiday", just in case you've been mesmerized into forgetting that Hot House, first and formeost, swings. if you don't know how to rumba, cha-cha, or even tango, you'll probably wish you did.

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