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CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Reuben Rogers: The Things I Am

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For Reuben Rogers' first recording as a leader, the versatile, St. Thomas-native bassist brought together several of the top musicians with whom--or for whom--he has worked regularly. They include Joshua Redman, Nicholas Payton, Greg Hutchinson, Mark Whitfield and Ron Blake (who also co-produced this effort). The ballad “Anorev, which Rogers wrote for his mother Verona, shimmers with Blake's tenor work and guitarist David Gilmore's delicate sonic background. There is an intimate conversation of sorts between Rogers and ...