Conversations

Conversations

by The Rodriguez Brothers
     
 

The Rodriguez Brothers' debut recording as co-leaders blends elements of Latin jazz and post-bop in fine fashion, with each of them contributing several infectious originals. The Latin flavor is a little more discrete in Michael Rodriguez's driving opener, "Rowdy Rod," showcasing his fiery trumpet and a fine solo by bassist See more details below

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The Rodriguez Brothers' debut recording as co-leaders blends elements of Latin jazz and post-bop in fine fashion, with each of them contributing several infectious originals. The Latin flavor is a little more discrete in Michael Rodriguez's driving opener, "Rowdy Rod," showcasing his fiery trumpet and a fine solo by bassist Carlos Henríquez. Robert Xavier Rodriguez, an accomplished pianist, penned the lush ballad "Lerida" to honor his bride and also the elegant "Intro to Conversations" (utilizing an overdubbed brass choir and arco bass) to set up "Conversation," featuring Michael on flugelhorn in a stunning performance that is reminiscent of Tom Harrell (duly noted by liner note writer David French). The one widely known song performed is "El Manicero (The Peanut Vendor)," though this lively interpretation bears little resemblance to the popular recordings of this decades-old favorite, with Michael's dancing muted trumpet powered by the unusual rhythmic backing, a joint arrangement by the Rodriguez Brothers. Tenor saxophonist David Sanchez guests on two tracks as well.

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Release Date:
05/22/2007
Label:
Savant
UPC:
0633842208220
catalogNumber:
2082
Rank:
169278

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