Hot House is the name of a new joint project of pianist and composer Chick Corea and vibraphonist Gary Burton. The album will be released September 4th this year, the record label Concord Jazz has announced.
The story of these two famous jazz musicians began in 1972 at Munich’s festival. One of the festival nights, they were the last ones at a jam session carefully watched by Manfred Eicher, founder of the eminent ECM record label, who later initiated their first studio collaboration. The result was the album Crystal Silence published in 1973, which became one of ECM’s most sold records.
More that 40 years later, Corea and Burton recorded Hot House with 10 compositions from their most favorite authors from the era 1940 – 1960. Among the 10 chosen are Art Tatum’s Can’t We Be Friends, Bill Evans’ Time Remembered, Dave Brubeck’s Strange Meadow Lark as well as two Antonio Carlos Jobim compositions Chega de Saudade and Once I Loved.
Watch a performance of this fantastic duet at the Munich Philharmonic.