Claudio Roditi: Dinner By Five


Dinner By Five


Claudio Roditi (trumpet)


Brazilliance x 4 (Resonance Records HCD 2002)

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Claudio Roditi (trumpet),

Helio Alves (piano), Leonardo Cioglia (bass), Duduka Da Fonseca (drums)


Composed by Claudio Roditi


Recorded: Los Angeles, 2007


Rating: 93/100 (learn more)

Brazilian trumpet master Claudio Roditi takes flight both as composer and soloist in this lively samba, demonstrating why he was in such demand as a New York session player. After a relaxed, thoughtful drum intro, the spirited samba tempo gains traction as Claudio launches into the head and solo. His phrasing is free and cliché-free, as his horn sings with a clear voice, never strident or jarring. Helio Alves follows with an electrifying chorus on piano, without dropping the airborne feel of the rhythm. "Dinner by Five" is a welcome feast for the heart and mind.

Reviewer: Bill Barnes

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