Jim Rotondi

Dark Blue (SSR-1602)

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Dark Blue

Jim Rotondi

Smoke Sessions

888295365581

SMK 147978

SSR-1602

JAZZ

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CD 12,39 €

Dark Blue, uses the importance of place as a central theme and features music inspired by pivotal locations in Rotondi’s 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, Joe Locke, David Wong and Carl Allen.

PERSONNEL:

JIM ROTONDI trumpet & flugelhorn
JOE LOCKE vibraphone
DAVID HAZELTINE piano & Fender Rhodes
DAVID WONG bass
CARL ALLEN drums

TRACKS:

01. In Graz
02. BC
03. Biru Kirusai
04. Dark Blue
05. Highline
06. Pure Imagination
07. Monk’s Mood
08. Le Crest
09. Our Day Will Come
10. Going to the Sun

Clearly, (Rotondi) emerges as one of the best of the post-Hubbard generation
- Chris Hovan, All About Jazz.com

Rotondi has the passion and focus to find a place for the music in the new millennium.”-The New Yorker