Hot House (composition)
"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. 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. The tune continues to be a favorite among jazz musicians and enthusiasts:
- In 1982, Chaka Khan covered the tune as part of "Be Bop Medley," on her album Chaka Khan.
- In 1990, Mal Waldron & Steve Lacy covered the tune on their album Hot House.
- In 1999, guitarist Larry Coryell covered the tune on his album Private Concert.
- In 2001 it was arranged for big band for Warner Brothers Publications; this was recorded later on the big band CD Up Your Brass.
- In 2010, tenor saxophonist James Moody performed the tune on his Grammy-winning final recording Moody 4B.
- Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker playing "Hot House" in 1952 on television, YouTube Archived November 29, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- 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
- Hot House is on long list of over 500 recordings, Allmusic.com
- "Chaka Khan overview". Allmusic.com.
- "Private Concert overview". Allmusic.com.
- Print Music for Hot House
- All About Jazz, CD review by Jack Bowers
- [http://www.allmusic.com/album/up-your-brass-r619666 Up Your Brass. Allmusic.com
- James Moody: Moody 4B (2010) All About Jazz review, By DAN BILAWSKY, August 18, 2010
- San Diego's James Moody and Switchfoot win Grammys, Sign-On San Diego, February 13, 2011