So, here we go again. HO returns to PE on PS... https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-…/hot-orange-big-band
Watch this space, loads more info coming soon...
On the occasion of his 88th Birthday, Hot Orange celebrates the big band music of Bob Hammer. Bob has been a professional musician for over seven decades. He has worked in virtually every facet of the jazz world with his playing and writing talents in demand coast-to-coast from NYC to Vegas to LA. A partial list of his touring, residencies and recording as a pianist, arranger and composer would include Mingus, Woody Herman, Gene Krupa Quartet, Elvin Jones, Joe Williams, Clar...k Terry, Henry 'Red' Allen, Bob Wilbur, Bud Freeman, The Sauter-Finnegan Orchestra, The Merv Griffin Show, Vegas Folies Bergere, Tommy Newsome Quartet, Slide Hampton Octet and the Jimmy Cleveland Octet. In addition to Bob's own comps and arrangements from diverse genres, this very special concert will feature a set of original arrangements of the music of Charles Mingus, who personally selected Hammer to arrange his albums on the Impulse! label.
...and lest we forget, we featured Chantelle Duncan in the first set. isn't she just amazing?! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJXt3WLQ4Q8
"Dear Hot Orange fans,
On Sunday week, 9th July we have a bumper package for you at Hideaway (Streatham)!
In a truly international line up, the award winning Los Angeles-based virtuoso smooth-jazz guitarist Richard Smith returns for a cool, funky fusion second set featuring his own compositions, and more. Anyone who has seen his performances with us in previous years will know that this an event not to be missed! Richard will also be showcasing one of his highly-talented st...udents from LA in songs from Amy Winehouse, scaled up for a full big band line-up. Be the first to hear these new arrangements!
In a perfect complement to Richard's set, the wonderful UK soul-jazz songstress Chantelle Duncan will feature in the first set, with material from Steve Wonder to Chaka Khan. And of course mainstay of the gig will be your favourite contemporary big band, the amazing Hot Orange!
Doors open at midday, the music starts at 2pm, plus you can enjoy the subtle ambience of the excellent Hideaway club, complete with full meals and drinks menu. And to tempt you further, as loyal supporters of Hot Orange big band you are entitled to a special discount entry fee; just click on this link to book on-line http://bit.ly/2rSK4oE
We look forward to you joining us for this exciting performance.
Dave Hammer, Richard Pywell, and Hot Orange big band"
Hideaway welcomes back the Hot Orange Big Band for a pair of special sets. To start we'll have the marvelous talents of soulful singer Chantelle Duncan. Then after the break the jet stream blows in from the Coast with guitarist Richard Smith. His finely crafted arrangements and smooth grooves and virtuosity will transform your afternoon. All of it backed and featuring the fabulous twenty piece HO led by Dave Hammer ! So, for a top afternoon of all things Jazz, Funk and Smooth then don't delay - book early, avoid disappointment and GET IN!!
Longtime Hot Orange fans will have heard many of our vast assortment of original Bob Hammer arrangements. Here is The Woody Herman Herd in '64 on BBC playing Papa Hammer's chart on Mingus' Better Git It in Your Soul...
It gives me an enormous amount of pleasure to report that the music of Bob Hammer has finally found a publisher. The world can now finally have access to the grand legacy of jazz arrangements that I have been pushing seems all my life. Congratulations Dad - Planet earth may now rejoice.