The two sides of Claudio Roditi are explored on this excellent CD. The underrated trumpeter is featured on Brazilian tunes using tenorman Andres Boiarsky, guitarist Marty Ashby and a Brazilian rhythm section, as well as more straight-ahead jazz with 21-year-old tenor Jimmy Greene, pianist Gil Goldstein, bassist David Finck and drummer Chip White. Despite the diversity, this is a consistently rewarding program, with the highlights including "A Felicidade," "Bye Bye Blackbird," "Desafinado" (which has a vocal by Roditi), Freddie Hubbard's "Bird Like" and "So What." Recommended.
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow