Claudio Roditi – Double Standards (1996)

22 02 2012

Link original: Claudio Roditi – Double Standards (1996)
Publicado em: Sunday, April 01, 2007 by zecalouro

Here comes again Caetano Rodrigues showing this time a fantastic and recommended album recorded by a Brazilian artist never released before at Loronix. We talk about Claudio Roditi, a Brazilian pistonist that moved to the United States in 1970 to study in Berklee and built his career in the US. Roditi played with Herbie Mann, Charlie Rouse and started a long-term relationship with Paquito de Rivera in the early 80’s. Let’s check Caetano’s pick.

This is Claudio Roditi – Double Standards (1996), for Reservoir. Really and excellent CD presenting Claudio Roditi renditions to Brazilian tunes, such like: Desafinado, Minha Saudade, A Felicidade, and also the Jazz side of his trumpet playing with his own compositions and some Jazz standards. Personnel listing is shown bellow. Tracks include:

Claudio Roditi
(trumpet, vocals, flugelhorn, producer)
John Lee
Helio Alves
Jimmy Greene
(sax tenor)
Jay Ashby
Marty Ashby
Andres Bolarsky
(sax tenor)
David Finck
Duduka da Fonseca
Gil Goldstein
Hendrik Meurkens

Track List

01 – Reservoir Samba (Cláudio Roditi)
02 – A Felicidade (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
03 – Bye Bye Blackbird (Dixon / Henderson)
04 – Desafinado (Tom Jobim / Newton Mendonça)
05 – Minha Saudade (João Donato / João Gilberto)
06 – Are You Real (Golson)
07 – Brigas Nunca Mais (Tom Jobim / Vinicius de Moraes)
08 – Birdlike (Hubbard)
09 – Conceição (Jair Amorim / Dunga)
10 – So What (Davis)


Este disco pode ser buscado no L’Ostia Latin Jazz.

Paquito D’Rivera, Claudio Roditi, Ralph Moore and Jay Ashby – Return to Ipanema (1989)

8 02 2012

Link original: Paquito D’Rivera, Claudio Roditi, Ralph Moore and Jay Ashby – Return to Ipanema (1989)
Publicado em: Thursday, March 15, 2007 by zecalouro

What a nice night! I’m writing this post just after the last video was released, so I do not have feedback so far about it, but I’m confident that people will have a lot to talk about it. As I said at tonight opening post, Caetano is in charge of the selections and this is to present Loronixers another Caetano’s pick from this new series. Caetano’s best quality is to identify gold were regular guys such like zecalouro can’t see and this one is a real treat.

This is Paquito D’Rivera, Claudio Roditi, Ralph Moore and Jay Ashby – Return to Ipanema (1989), for Town Crier, featuring the great reunion of musicians you see on top. It was hard to define the name of this post. I would not like to identify Paquito D’Rivera as the main performer and also file this record as Various Artists. The best decision is take the name of four of them, such like Town Crier made at cover artwork. Caetano’s posts are self-explanatory and this is the kind of record that nobody should miss. Tracks include:

PersonnelPaquito D’Rivera
(sax, clarinet)
Claudio Roditi
Ralph Moore
(sax tenor)
Jay Ashby
Danilo Perez
Nilson Matta
Rafael Cruz

Track List

01 – Snow Samba
02 – Tristeza de Nos Dois
03 – Return to Ipanema
04 – Pra Dizer Adeus
05 – To Brenda
06 – She is a Carioca
07 – Summertime
08 – Cancao do Amanhecer
09 – No More Blues


Não tinha esse disco. Porém, graças aos amigos bOssas nOvas e Martoni, ele agora está disponível na Rádio Forma e Elenco.