Four of a Kind

Four of a Kind

by Jim Rotondi
     
 
A fine hard bop trumpeter, Jim Rotondi has worked with Ray Charles, Lionel Hampton (for six years), Charles Earland, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and One for All. He has also recorded several

Overview

A fine hard bop trumpeter, Jim Rotondi has worked with Ray Charles, Lionel Hampton (for six years), Charles Earland, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and One for All. He has also recorded several albums as a leader and many as a sideman. A hard bop stylist who is a logical part of the Lee Morgan-Freddie Hubbard-Woody Shaw tradition without copying any of them, Rotondi is quite fluent in advanced straight-ahead jazz. On Four of a Kind, he performs five originals (including three of his own) and is particularly strong on the four standards including a warm ballad rendition of "It's Easy to Remember" and "Manteca." Pianist David Hazeltine also has consistently rewarding spots on both piano and electric piano, while percussionist Jason Hann expands the group to a quintet on two numbers. While not groundbreaking, Four of a Kind is an excellent example of modern mainstream jazz of 2007 and is one of Jim Rotondi's better recordings.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/08/2008
Label:
Rhombus Records
UPC:
0768707803422
catalogNumber:
8034

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. Ruth
  2. Falset
  3. Blues for BC
  4. Love for Sale
  5. I See You Brother
  6. Minor Adjustment
  7. Manteca
  8. It's Easy to Remember
  9. What Kind of Fool Am I?

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jim Rotondi   Primary Artist,Trumpet,Flugelhorn
John Webber   Acoustic Bass
David Hazeltine   Piano,fender rhodes
Jason Hann   Percussion
Joe Farnsworth   Drums

Technical Credits

Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Anthony Newley   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Jim Rotondi   Composer,Liner Notes
David Hazeltine   Composer
Joe Farnsworth   Composer
Nick O'Toole   Producer,Engineer
Marc Free   Producer

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