Brazilliance x4 (Remastered) Claudio Roditi
- 1Pro Zeca05:01
- 2E nada mais05:43
- 3À vontade mesmo04:24
- 4Tune Up04:35
- 5Rapaz de bem05:24
- 6Dinner by Five05:13
- 7Song for Nana03:59
- 8Tema para Duduka10:53
- 9Quem diz que sabe05:23
- 10Gemini Man07:22
Info for Brazilliance x4 (Remastered)
The repertoire is as classy as the players: a jazz standard ("Tune Up"), five pieces by Brazilian luminaries (Johnny Alf, the late Victor Assis Brasil, Joao Donato, the late Durval Ferreira, and Raul de Souza), and four Roditi compositions. All of these tunes are treated in the best bossa nova tradition, which as this is written is a half-century old and as fresh and vital as ever.
The Brasilian standards at the start of the record are wonderfully recast and in doing so Roditi is also giving notice that he is not merely a Brasilian with a penchant for jazz, but also a soulful Carioca at heart. “A Vontade Mesmo,” “E Nada Mais” and “Quem Diz Que Sabe” provide ample evidence of this. The live track at the back end of the record and the superb sound throughout make this record one of the finest in 2008/09 so far.
"Stellar jazz project...warm horn sound...deliciously articulated solos" (Billboard)
"Roditi's crisp, energetic delivery conveys gem-hard notes with tremendous sensitivity..." (Down Beat)
Claudio Roditi, trumpet, flugelhorn
Helio Alves, piano
Leonardo Cioglia, bass
Duduka da Fonseca, drums
Engineer by Pierre Paul
Produced by George Klabin, George Klabin
was born May 28th, 1946 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He began his musical studies when he was just five years old. His native Brazilian music upbringing almost took a back seat as he became enamoured with jazz and heard recordings of Louis Armstrong, Harry James and other American trumpeters. By the time he was 13, thanks to an America uncle's record collection, he became familiar with Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis. "My uncle must have had the best jazz record collection in the whole of Brazil at that time. I use to listen to them at his house, particularly Charlie Parker and Miles. It was just the sounds that registered with me; I didn't know what it was or what any of the tunes were - I just liked the music." At the age of twenty, he was named a finalist in the International Jazz Competition in Vienna, and the following year, moved to Mexico City where he was active on the contemporary music scene. He relocated to Boston in 1970 and studied at studied at the Berklee School of Music in 1970 and 71. Later he joined the faculty of the School of Contemporary Music and rounded out his schedule with club and concert performances.
Claudio Roditi In 1976 Roditi moved to New York from Boston and began the arduous process of establishing himself in the highly competitive atmosphere of the world's jazz capital. He quickly broke into the local circuit, performing and recording with Joe Henderson, Charlie Rouse, Herbie Mann, Tito Puente, McCoy Tyner, and Paquito D'Rivera. Beginning in 1989, Roditi traveled for several years as a member of Dizzy Gillespie’s United Nation Orchestra and then toured with The Jazz Masters, a Gillespie tribute group let by Slide Hampton. His solo work SYMPHONIC BOSSA NOVA with Ettore Stratta and the Royal Philharmonic earned Roditi a Grammy nomination in 1995.
Claudio integrates post-bop elements and Brazilian rhythmic concepts with ease and plays with power and lyricism. This versatility keeps him in demand as a leader, a studio musician and a sideman. He is also a composer and arranger and has thirteen critically acclaimed albums. Currently he leads his own band and frequently travels as a member of Dizzy Gillespie's United Nations Orchestra.