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A Hot Night In Paris

A Hot Night In Paris, released on the 17th May 1999 in the UK and on the 21th July 1999 in America, this album is taken from a show part way through the 1998 Big Band tour, this is the second Big Band tour Phil Collins undertook and the album is a remarkable record of that tour.

  1. “Sussudio” – 6:52
  2. “That’s All” – 5:34
  3. “Invisible Touch” – 5:42
  4. “Hold on My Heart” – 6:36
  5. “Chips & Salsa” – 5:23
  6. “I Don’t Care Anymore” – 6:05
  7. “Milestones” – 6:34
  8. “Against All Odds” – 5:04
  9. “Pick Up the Pieces” – 12:41
  10. “The Los Endos Suite” – 10:25

Recorded on the 21st July 1998 at The Grand Rex, Paris, France.

Brad Cole – keyboards
Daryl Steurmer – guitar
Doug Richeson – bass
Luis Conte – percussion

Daniel Fornero – trumpet/flugelhorn
Harry Kim – Musical director, trumpet/flugelhorn
Tito Carrillo – trumpet/flugelhorn
Alan Hood – trumpet/flugelhorn
Ron Modell – trumpet/flugelhorn
Arturo Velasco – trombone
Scott Bliege – trombone
Mark Bettcher – trombone
Antonio Garcia – bass trombone
Matt James – alto saxophone/woodwinds
Larry James – tenor saxophone/woodwinds
Chris Collins – tenor saxophone/woodwinds
Ian Nevins – tenor saxophone/woodwinds
Kevin Sheehan – baritone saxophone/woodwinds

Arif Mardin – Conductor (Pick Up The Pieces)
George Duke – Piano Solo (Pick Up The Peices)
James Carter – Tenor Saxophone solo (Pick Up The Pieces)


Produced by Don Murray and Daryl Steurmer
Overseen by Phil Collins
Mixed by Don Murray at Capitol Studios LA
Assistant engineers: Pete Doell and Dann Thompson at Ocean Way Studios L.A
Assistant engineer: Greg Burns

Live recording engineers: Mauricio Guerrero and Christophe Suchet
Recorded by Dinemec Mobile Studio
Mastered by Don MUrray and Robert Vasgien at Capitol Mastering


Cover design: Wherefore Art?
Illustration: Sian Rance

Sleeve Note

It was 1966 when I first heard the Buddy Rich Swinging New Big Band. All the other things I was listening to at the time had to move over and make room for this wonerful noise I had discovered. I went searching for more and discovered Count Basie with Sonny Payne, Harold Jones and Jo Jones… then Duke Ellington and so many more. I decided that, one day, I’d have to have a go myseflf and form my own big band.

Thirty years later I did it. In 1996 I toured Europe with Quincy Jones conducting and Tony Bennett as our guest vocalist and my band. I was in Heaven.

Having dived in, I couldn’t wait to do it again. In 1998 I took the band out again and toured the USA and Europe. We recorded some shows and the result is here to listen to. For me it’s a labour of love. I’m back where I belong, behind the drums, playing music I’m proud of with some wonderful musicians. I hope it moves you as it does me. If it does, come and see us sometime.”


Phil Collins

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