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. Concieved, 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.
Gluzband has performed and recorded with many of the greatest names in latin music, including Celia Cruz, Johnny Pacheco, Marc Anthony, Ray Barretto, Tito Puente and the Sonora Matancera. He was a featured soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in performances of a latin version of Vivaldi\'s, the \"Four Seasons\".
This first Hot House album is different from other \"latin-jazz\" recordings, as every track is a different dance form and the music has been mixed and mastered with the dancers in mind.