Los Hombres Calientes: Irvin Mayfield & Bill Summers On Tour


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Dates set for Hollywood, CA, New Haven, CT, Camden, NJ, Boston, MA, Park City, UT and Ft. Worth, TX

Look for the bands first full length DVD Los Hombres Calientes Live In stores now on Basin Street Records

In celebration of their new DVD Release, Los Hombres Calientes Live, Los Hombres Calientes continue their Vodou Dance Tour with appearances at The Hollywood Bowl on (8/11), Jazz on the Green in New Haven (8/14), Wiggins Waterfront Park in Camden, NJ (8/17), Scullers in Boston (8/18 and 8/19), Park City Jazz Festival in Park City, Utah (8/28), and the Jazz by the Boulevard Festival in Ft. Worth, TX (9/18). Los Hombres Calientes latest CD is the Afro-jazz epic, Vol. 4: Vodou Dance. The band was a finalist in the 2004 Billboard Latin Music Awards for Latin Jazz Album of The Year.

On April 20, 2004, Basin Street Records released the first live concert DVD from the critically acclaimed New Orleans supergroup Los Hombres Calientes: Irvin Mayfield & Bill Summers. “Los Hombres Calientes Live" was recorded at the House of Blues in New Orleans on March 28, 2003, and features songs from their critically acclaimed new CD Vol. 4: Vodou Dance, as well as from the Grammy-award nominated Vol. 3: New Congo Square. The DVD also features a music video of the song “Vodou Hoodoo Babalu" as well as behind-the-scenes footage of the recording of their latest CD.

In addition to releasing their first full length DVD, Los Hombres Calientes were featured as themselves in the Lifetime TV Movie, “Infidelity," starring Kim Delaney (NYPD Blue). Basin Street artists Theresa Andersson, and Henry Butler also appear as themselves in the movie that takes place in New Orleans. The first air date was April 19, 2004. Basin Street Records has also released the “Infidelity" soundtrack, featuring music from, and inspired by the movie.

In 2003 the visionary label, Basin Street Records, released Vol. 4: Vodou Dance, the follow up CD to the Grammy nominated Vol. 3, from the worlds favorite Afro-Latin-Jazz supergroup, Los Hombres Calientes: Irvin Mayfield & Bill Summers. For the recording of Vol. 4: Vodou Dance Los Hombres continued and expanded their sojourns around the world, erasing musical borders and boundaries as they documented modern and ancient African and Afro-based music in Trinidad, Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba and the capital of the Caribbean, New Orleans. Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield and percussionist Bill Summers are joined on Vol. 4 by Victor Atkins on piano, Edwin Livingston on bass, Ricky Sebastian on drums, and special guests Cyril Neville, Horacio El Negro Hernandez, George Porter Jr., Bo Dollis, The LHC Horns Steven Walker on trombone, Leon Kid Chocolate Brown on trumpet and Devin Philips on tenor saxophone, and many others.

Vol. 4: Vodou Dance is an epic that documents musical encounters that took place in Trinidad, Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba and New Orleans. Its uniqueness lies in the groups intentional impromptu collaborations with indigenous folk musicians. To make this journey, Los Hombres had to travel without a lot of fanfare or guidance. They had no itinerary and few, if any, prior formal arrangements with local musicians. Bill Summers, the elder statesman of the group, played the catalyst role at almost every turn to open doors for these recordings. In each place, the group, with its genuine interest, curiosity and virtuosity, found itself welcomed by their hosts as family and were able to continue their quest to document indigenous music of the world.

Tour Dates
August 8 - Yoshis, Oakland, CA
August 11 - Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA
August 13 - S.O.B.s, New York, NY
August 14 - Jazz on the Green, New Haven, CT
August 17 - Wiggins Waterfront Park, Camden, NJ
August 18 & 19 - Scullers, Boston, MA
August 28 - Park City Jazz Festival, Park City, UT
September 18 - Jazz by the Boulevard Festival, Ft. Worth, TX

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