Hot House West

Hot House West, 2023CD
Instrument: Instrumental

Issue: 30.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Pop+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 74
Score Chart

O’s Notes: The Hot House West Swing Orchestra is a tribute to the pioneers of jazz and swing, most notably Patron Saint Django, the legendary Django Reinhardt, considered the Patron Saint of guitar. They go beyond Django to include the rhythm of Jimmie Lunceford and the Texas swing of Bob Wills. We enjoyed “Bei Mist Du Shon” with snappy vocals by Hayley Kirkland, “Artillerie Lourde”, and the happy-go-lucky “I’m An Old Cowhand”. The orchestra shines on “Blue Drag” featuring bassist David Baker and trumpeters Dan Jonas, Austie Robinson, and Celeste Robinson.


Publicist: Hot House West