After four years since their last recording, New Orleans Brass & Rollers, Bonerama return with their seventh album Hot Like Fire on October 6, 2017, their first to be released by Basin Street Records.
Hot Like Fire finds Bonerama developing its dynamic, high-energy, fun, happy and bold moods further than ever before. The New Orleans stalwarts deliver nine wonderfully brassy musical landscapes–seven of which are original compositions (including the concert staple “Mr. Okra”) along with powerful covers of Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android” and the late Allen Toussaint’s “Basic Lady.” The album was produced by Mark Mullins, Craig Klein and Tracey Freeman and recorded at Music Shed Recording Studios in New Orleans.
“[This CD] just may be the best-ever single overview of the traditional New Orleans jazz style ever recorded.”– Gambit Weekly. “This is jazz music you can get naughty and nasty with. The way it should be. 5 of 5” – Province (Vancouver, BC)
“Homeland is a hoot and a joy all the way through. Highly recommended.” – All Music Guide “Fearless awe-inspiring technique and adventurous spirit bordering on genius…” – OffBEAT Magazine Produced by Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum). Engineered by Trina Shoemaker (Sheryl Crow).
A suite of music dedicated to the great artist Gordon Parks and his work Half Past Autumn. “Mr. Mayfield has done his homework” Ben Ratliff, New York Times “One of the Big Easy’s brightest stars.” – Steve Greenlee, Boston Globe
Produced by John Porter. Featured guest: Bonnie Raitt. “The sexiest, most excruciatingly funky blues groove imaginable. What a band!” – Joseph Blake, Times-Colonist (Victoria, BC) “This self-titled disc is extraordinary in scope.” – Stamford Advocate #1 Louisiana CD of 2002 – Gambit Weekly Top 10 CDs of 2002 – OffBEAT Magazine Album of the Year – OffBEAT Best of the Beat Album of the Year – Gambit Big Easy Entertainment Award