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by Jack Bowers
Although it may take a while (if ever) for Pongsakorn Win" Lertvanitsutha to become a household name outside his native land, the twenty-nine-year-old trumpeter from Thailand makes an impressive debut on Yes, It Is!, a buoyant studio session, recorded in Italy, that makes room for a brace of guest appearances by Pongsakorn's mentor, Jim Rotondi. Besides leading his tight-knit quartet, Pongsakorn wrote seven of the album's eight numbers to complement the lone standard, Leo Robin / Ralph Rainger's lovely ballad ...read more