CD 2065
Roditi, Ignatzek, Rassinfosse

Claudio Roditi - trumpet, flugelhorn
Klaus Ignatzek - piano
Jean-Louis Rassinfosse - bass
01 Reflections  
02 Minor Ex  
03 Soul Mood Song  
04 Ow!  
05 Another Time  
06 One for Chet  
07 Con Alma  
08 Warm Breeze  
09 On the Way  
10 Three Steps Ahead  
11 Blue Moments  

Recorded and mixed on August 25, 26 and 27, 2005 at Dada Studios, Brussels.

This set features chamber jazz from a top-notch trumpet-piano-bass trio.
Trumpeter-flugelhornist Claudio Roditi is mostly the lead voice due to the
nature of his instrument, but in reality all three musicians contribute
equally to the music's success. In addition to two songs by Dizzy Gillespie
('Ow!' and 'Con Alma') the repertoire consists of eight originals from
pianist Klaus Ignatzek and one from Jean-Louis Rassinfosse. Despite the
absence of standards, the sound of the group is reminiscent of the Chet
Baker Trio of the 1980s, groups that sometimes included bassist Jean-Louis
Rassinfosse. In general this is pleasant easy listening music, even the
up-tempo numbers, due to the group's low volume, tasteful playing and
melodic improvising.

Roditi is often presented on records and in concert as a big band power
player but here we have an appealing illustration of the intimate and
elegant sides of his musical personality. Nevertheless this is very much a
trio of equals with each player listening to the others and developing their
ideas and moods. They are all inventive, melodic swingers so their music
plays to the head, the heart and the feet. This is an album that is likely
to grow on the listener for its honest jazz values.

Quotes about the trios prior nagel heyer releases '341' (nh 2028) and 'Light
In The Dark' (nh 2047):

"Three for One is full of moonlight. For one thing, the combination of bass,
piano, and trumpet creates an airy, open feel; for another, the material,
all original except for the "Green Dolphin" warhorse, is light and
lyrical. . With this trio's impeccable time, and Rassinfosse's strong
walking lines, you won't miss the drums. Relaxing and thoughtful and full of
genial energy, Roditi's latest is a refreshing change of pace from the usual
trio format."
~ Dr. Judith Schlesinger, All About

"Trumpeter Claudio Roditi brings an earnest understanding of his Brazilian
homeland's music to the table . it's exceptionally well done and stands well
on its own."
~ Todd Jenkins, Down Beat

"Light in the Dark is the second recording from this innovative and engaging
trio. In 2003, I reviewed their first Nagel-Heyer release, Three for One
(341) ... I really liked their debut CD, and I'm happy to report that this a
worthy followup. ... The drum-less format is still airy and light, and the
music still intrigues and satisfies. But where the first disc was "full of
moonlight," this one is squarely lit by the sun, revealing somewhat sharper
edges and brighter energies. .While Light in the Dark stands tall on its
own, it also makes an excellent companion to Three for One - almost the yin
to the other's yang. The first is perfect for relaxing on the couch, while
this new one helps to finally get off it. Either way, this is consistently
delicious music, expertly played."
~ Dr. Judith Schlesinger, All About  

Price 14.99 EURO


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