A Hot Night in Paris

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A Hot Night in Paris
Live album by
Released18 May 1999
Recorded21 July 1998
GenreBig band music
ProducerDon Murray, Daryl Stuermer
Phil Collins chronology
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A Hot Night in Paris is the only album by The Phil Collins Big Band, released in 1999 by Atlantic Records. Fronted by Genesis lead singer Phil Collins, the album did not contain any singing. Instead, the album consisted of big band renditions of primarily Collins and Genesis songs, with Collins remaining at the drums.

The album did not chart on the Billboard 200, although it did reach #3 on the jazz album chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sussudio" – 6:52 (Phil Collins)
  2. "That's All" – 5:34 (Tony Banks/Collins/Mike Rutherford)
  3. "Invisible Touch" – 5:42 (Banks/Collins/Rutherford)
  4. "Hold on My Heart" – 6:36 (Banks/Collins/Rutherford)
  5. "Chips & Salsa" – 5:23 (Gerald Albright)
  6. "I Don't Care Anymore" – 6:05 (Collins)
  7. "Milestones" – 6:34 (Miles Davis)
  8. "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" – 5:04 (Collins)
  9. "Pick Up the Pieces" – 12:41 (Roger Ball/Hamish Stuart/Average White Band)
  10. "The Los Endos Suite" – 10:25 (Banks/Collins/Steve Hackett/Rutherford)

On the 2019 remaster, "Hold on My Heart" and "Chips & Salsa" swapped order.




  • Saxophones
    • Matt James (alto), Gerald Albright (alto), Chris Collins (tenor), Larry Panella (tenor), Ian Nevins (tenor), Kevin Sheehan (baritone)
  • Trombones:
    • Arturo Velasco, Scott Bliege, Mark Bettcher, Antonio García
  • Trumpets:
    • Dan Fornero, Harry Kim, Tito Carillo, Al Hood, Ron Modell
  • Rhythm section:


  • Don Murray – producer, mixing, mastering
  • Daryl Stuermer – producer
  • Phil Collins – oversaw production
  • Pete Doell – assistant engineer
  • Dann Thompson – assistant engineer
  • Greg Burns – assistant engineer
  • Mauricio Guerrero – live recording engineer
  • Christophe Suchet – live recording engineer
  • Dinemec Mobile Studio – recording
  • Robert Vasgien – mastering
  • Wherefore Art? – cover design
  • Sian Rance – illustration


"It was 1966 when I first heard the Buddy Rich Swinging New Big Band. All the other things I was listening to at the time had to move over and make room for this wonderful noise I had discovered. I went searching for more and discovered Count Basie with Sonny Payne, Harold Jones and Jo Jones... then Duke Ellington and so many more. I decided that, one day, I'd have to have a go myself and form my own big band.

Thirty years later I did it. In 1996 I toured Europe with Quincy Jones conducting and Tony Bennett as our guest vocalist and my band. I was in Heaven.

Having dived in, I couldn't wait to do it again. In 1998 I took the band out again and toured the United States and Europe. We recorded some shows and the result is here to listen to. For me it's a labour of love. I'm back where I belong, behind the drums, playing music I'm proud of with some wonderful musicians. I hope it moves you as it does me. If it does, come and see us sometime."


Phil Collins

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
1999 Top Jazz Albums 3



  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "A Hot Night in Paris". AllMusic. Retrieved 29 June 2009.
  2. ^ Quantick, David. "Review: The Phil Collins Big Band – A Hot Night in Paris". Q. EMAP Metro Ltd (July 1999): 106, 108.

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