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Los Hombres Calientes

Jason Marsalis had no great expectations for Los Hombres Calientes’ Volume 1, the precursor to the group’s latest, Volume 2, on the Basin Street Records label.

Volume 1 had come about quickly, if not haphazardly. The group, which also features trumpeter Irvin Mayfield and percussionist Bill Summers, had been experimenting with Latin rhythms while performing at Snug’s Harbor, a famed New Orleans night spot, when the recording came together.

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