This set features chamber jazz from a top-notch trumpet-piano-bass trio. Trumpeter-flugelhornist Claudio Roditi is mostly the lead voice due to the nature of his instrument and takes a vocal on "Rapaz de Bem," but in reality all three musicians contribute equally to the music's success. In addition to two obscurities the repertoire consists of nine originals from pianist Klaus Ignatzek and two from Roditi. Despite the absence of standards, the sound of the group is reminiscent of the Chet Baker Trio of the 1980s, groups that sometimes included bassist Jean-Louis Rassinfosse. In general this is pleasant easy listening music, even the up-tempo numbers, due to the group's low volume, tasteful playing and melodic improvising.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow