SSC1190 2008-04-22

Track List

Moment's Notice - 6:29
Naima - 6:41
Impressions - 6:26
Bye Bye Blackbird - 7:15
The Monster And The Flower - 7:55
Bossa Do Brooklyn - 6:48
Speak Low - 9:36
A Ra - 6:58
Giant Steps (John Coltrane) - 4:10
Come Rain Or Come Shine (Harold Arlen - Johnny Mercer) - 7:07


Claudio Roditi - tenor saxophone
Idriss Boudrioua - alto saxophone
Dario Galante - piano
Pascoal Mereilles - drums
Sergio Barroso - acoustic bass

Blending of musical styles has become commonplace for jazz musicians. It is rare that a listener finds a musician fluent enough in divergent idioms to arrange them in an attractive combination.
Trumpet player Claudio Roditti has been blending samba, the music of his native Brazil, and jazz for many years. He took his cues from his associations with some of jazz.s most notorious musical blenders, Dizzy Gillespie and Paquito D.Rivera. Roditi.s new CD, Impressions, finds him on a visit to Rio de Janeiro and his subsequent dialog with some of Brazil.s best musicians.