Song Reviews



buona tromba che dimostra il valore di questo musicista che si diverte a improvvisare e gode di se stesso perche' e' avvolto dalla musica jazz e piu' si va avanti e il suo talento viene a galla con un ritornello orecchiabile su un giro ma poi scatena tutta la sua musicalitaì e talento con le sue strepitose improvvisazioni veramente grande questo sam che e' proiettato nell' universo

Italy, dalmine bg

"Hot Spot" instrumental

Hello! "Hot Spot" is a dancely flowing instrumental, with quite cool instrumentation and rhythm that makes you wanna dance and enjoy. The trumpets are those who carry the melody and in the collaboration with bass and drums they keep the instrumental flowing in right direction. Good job, keep on rocking, mr Sam! ~

Serbia and Montenegro, Kikinda

Great horn work!


I appreciate great brass arrangements (I still play in 2 big bands). The groove is catchy and the musicianship is spot-on and very tight. It definitely is an arrangement that would be challenging for any big band. Sam definitely has chops and a full range. As a guitar player, I can safely say the rythm section sounds like they can hold their own as well. I see it is under a few different genres, but I would call it smooth jazz first.

United States, Pennsylvania, Reading



This a prime example of Mr. Sam Hankins at his best !!! He definitely brought his A-game to this skillfully crafted up tempo dance groove. I was very impressed by the sound and the feel of this track along with the style and skill of the horn section, the percussionist and the drummer. "Hot Spot" had me bobbin my head from start to finish. Mixed very well, the instrumentation on this one is great. It has an innovative jazz feel that has the feel of R&B combined with the new age of contemporary jazz. An outstanding performance on the part of the drummer and of course the man himself !!! A recording done very well. Congratulations to Mr. Sam Hankins on this well done piece of musical artwork !!!

United States, California, Los Angeles

Hot spot


wow nice this AWESOME .this instrumental song has a really good.and ................the song was put together is very unique..........................just love the way the sounds they were like instruments were spot on .. .... ............... perfectly........................can't say enough about this instrumental song......................................I want to thank you for letting me review your amazing song thank you.................... This is steve from voodoo dancer and thankyou..................................

United States, New York, Middle village

Great energy!


Great playing man! I like the arrangement too. Way to go! Very clear articulation. Pro stuff man, pro stuff! It sounds like you are very comfortable playing this style of music. Honest, groovy tune.

Belgium, Brussels



Instrumental music is the language of the world. In Sam Hankins’ Hot Spot I heard a rare combination of creativity and skill. All the instruments provide drive but the trumpet also ads warmth. How can a trumpet sound warm? Yeah Sam, how do you do that? It blends so well with the other instruments, and even the high notes are warm. Sam is a Master of his art, and anything that comes into his mind can be instantly expressed on his instrument. Sam understands the value of dynamics. Hot Spot will add Class to all our play lists. Did I mention it was fun?

United States, Washington, Lakebay

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