Claudio Roditi

Slow Fire

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Claudio Roditi once again combines bebop-oriented jazz with bossa novas, sambas and Afro-Cuban music on this CD. The talented trumpeter (doubling on flugelhorn) also takes three warm vocals. His group generally includes the great pianist Danilo Perez, Daniel Freiberg on atmospheric synthesizers, and either tenorman Ralph Moore or trombonist Jay Ashby. Roditi contributed six of the ten selections, while three of the four remaining tunes are traditional Brazilian pieces. The music is relaxed but also has its fiery moments.

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