Ada Rovatti

Under the Hat

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In 2003, a bright new voice made her recording debut as a leader. Ada Rovatti is a fluent post-bop tenor and soprano saxophonist with attractive sounds on her instruments, a creative improvising style, and plenty of spirit. She leads her quartet through seven of her modern mainstream originals plus the standard "They Can't Take That Away From Me" on Under the Hat. Trumpeter-flügelhornist Randy Brecker and guitarist Mike Stern are strong assets on three songs apiece (though Rovatti is strong enough never to be overshadowed) and percussionist Don Alias helps out on "Stuntman." Throughout this set, Rovatti shows that not only does she have strong potential for the future but she is already a very talented jazz improviser. Recommended.

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