Claudio Roditi

June 15, 2010 / No Comments

(Resonance Records)

Trumpet veteran Claudio Roditi has never considered himself a composer, but as he explains, “a trumpet player who needed to write–when I wasn’t playing that much”. On his latest recording, Simpatico, Roditi not only plays a bit, wrote all of the album’s twelve tunes and provides a vocal on one track. The project also benefits from other outstanding musicianship from the likes of guitar great Romero Lubambo, Helio Alves on piano, and John Lee on bass. The sound is light and breezy and makes for a very relaxing and entertaining listening experience.

Click here to listen to a clip of “Winter Dreams”.

Tracks: Spring Samba, Alfitude, Piccilo Blues, Slow Fire, How Insensitive, A Dream For Kristen, Alberto and Daisy, Blues For Ronni, Slammin’, Waltz for Joana, Vida Nova, Winter Dream.