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Los Hombres Calientes

New Orleans based jazz group

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Los Hombres Calientes is a New Orleans based jazz group. They are most associated with Latin jazz, especially Afro-Cuban jazz, and contemporary jazz. Their 1998 self-titled debut was praised by the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Bill Summers, Irvin Mayfield and Jason Marsalis were among the founding members.

Discography

Los Hombres Calientes (1998)
Los Hombres Calientes Volume 2 (1999)
Los Hombres Calientes Volume 3: New Congo Square (2000)
Los Hombres Calientes Volume 4: Vodou Dance (2003)
Los Hombres Calientes Volume 5: Carnival (2005)

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 Like a rich, flavorful New Orleans gumbo, Los 
Hombres Calientes packs a little bit of everything 
into a tasty, powerful recipe that warms the body 
and feeds the soul. Led by Irvin Mayfield, the latest 
in the Crescent City’s illustrious line of acclaimed 
jazz trumpeters and Bill Summers, a percussionist 
who quite simply embodies world-wide rhythm, Los 
Hombres Calientes is not only changing the way 
music sounds, but also how music is made.
 In 2000, Los Hombres Calientes’ debut CD was 
awarded Billboard's Latin Music Award for 
Contemporary Latin Jazz Album of the Year. 
 Taking a hands-on, organic approach in putting 
together their five albums, Volumes 1-5, Mayfield 
and Summers take their band on location and join 
forces with locals in order to create authentic sounds 
from the places where music began. Locations such 
as Africa, Cuba, Trinidad, Jamaica, Haiti and, of 
course, their native New Orleans.
 In post-hurricane New Orleans, it seems largely 
appropriate that Mayfield and Summers continue to 
travel back to their city’s Afro-Caribbean roots 
through Los Hombres Calientes. Much as their music 
starts from the beginning of New Orleans' rich 
 Like a rich, flavorful New Orleans gumbo, Los 
Hombres Calientes packs a little bit of everything 
into a tasty, powerful recipe that warms the body 
and feeds the soul. Led by Irvin Mayfield, the latest 
in the Crescent City’s illustrious line of acclaimed 
jazz trumpeters and Bill Summers, a percussionist 
who quite simply embodies world-wide rhythm, Los 
Hombres Calientes is not only changing the way 
music sounds, but also how music is made.


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