Hot House (composition)

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"Hot House" is a bebop standard, composed by American jazz musician Tadd Dameron in 1945. Its harmonic structure is identical to Cole Porter's "What Is This Thing Called Love?" (see contrafact). The tune was made famous by Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker as a quintet arrangement and become synonymous with those musicians; "Hot House" became an anthem of the Be-bop movement in American jazz.[1][2] The most famous and referred to recording of the tune is by Parker and Gillespie on the May 1953 live concert recording entitled Jazz at Massey Hall, After previously recording it for Savoy records in 1945 and at Carnegie Hall in 1947. [3] The tune continues to be a favorite among jazz musicians and enthusiasts:

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  1. ^ Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker playing "Hot House" in 1952 on television, YouTube Archived November 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ under Stan Getz' names, the 1947 LP Groovin High included "Hot House" as one of the tracks showing an early appreciation for the tune as a jazz standard
  3. ^ Hot House is on long list of over 500 recordings,
  4. ^ "Chaka Khan overview".
  5. ^ "Private Concert overview".
  6. ^ Print Music for Hot House
  7. ^ All About Jazz, CD review by Jack Bowers Archived 2004-11-06 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ [ Up Your Brass.
  9. ^ James Moody: Moody 4B (2010) All About Jazz review, By DAN BILAWSKY, August 18, 2010
  10. ^ San Diego's James Moody and Switchfoot win Grammys, Sign-On San Diego, February 13, 2011

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