WIND MACHINE (Live At Beachpark Studio)
Recorded live at Dublin’s famed Beechpark Studio, WIND MACHINE is a stirring debut for the 17-piece, contemporary big band led by saxophonist Mark Wilde, who brings a cosmopolitan sense of style with classic depth to the glistening orchestra. Rich, dynamic arrangements of favorites including the project’s namesake, Count Basie’s “Wind Machine,” a gorgeous version of Les Hooper’s “Cupcake,” and a brand new favorite, the Johnny Graham-penned swinger, “Summer Cruisin’” featuring the charismatic singer and bringing a fun, freshness to the album! The Hot House Big Band is loaded with Ireland’s brightest jazz musicians who continue to meet on Mondays at the Mercantile Hotel in Dublin’s very cool Temple Bar district to perform and entertain to packed crowds of locals and international visitors. Legendary pianist/singer Buddy Greco (Sinatra’s original Rat Packer) calls HHBB “the best band I’ve heard in the last 20 years!” While you’ll always be welcome, you don’t have to visit Dublin to capture the energy of the Hot House Big Band… WIND MACHINE is available right now, what are you waiting for?
Sandy Shore, SmoothJazz.com
“Probably the best band I’ve heard in the last 20 years”
Buddy Greco, Legendary pianist/singer and original
member of Frank Sinatra’s Rat Pack.
“Great job! Very Impressive!!”
Les Hooper, 7 time Grammy nominated, Emmy and Clio
award winning LA composer.
“The best band in Dublin right now.”
Shay Healy, Irish songwriter, broadcaster and
“Crisp sax and brass in the Hot House”
Grainne Farren, Irish Independent.
“I’ve been really taken with Wind Machine,the debut album from Dublin jazz collective,The Hot House Big Band”
Jim Meagher , Irish Independent.