Jim Rotondi - Dark Blue (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 64:05 min | 150 MB
Genre: Jazz | Label: Smoke Sessions Records
For 20+ years, Rotondi was one of the trumpet heroes of the New York City jazz scene and a musician whose fiery playing and daring solos firmly established him as a torchbearer of the Lee Morgan-Freddie Hubbard-Woody Shaw trumpet tradition. Like so many jazz greats before him, he s based in Europe now, but he s still blowing with the same intensity, if not more. His new recording, Dark Blue, uses the importance of place as a central theme and features music inspired by pivotal locations in his career from Europe to New York and beyond. While the title itself doesn t reference any particular place, it s a vivid description of this breathtaking music and this spectacular quintet that brings together hard-bop stalwarts David Hazeltine (piano), Joe Locke (vibes), David Wong (bass) and Carl Allen (drums).