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Daniel Rosenthal: Music in the Room

Read "Music in the Room" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Trumpeter Daniel Rosenthal and his fellow hornists have all performed with the fabled, Either / Orchestra which to some extent has been an institution for many top-flight Boston area jazz musicians. Here, the leader and the dual sax attack of Charles Kohlhase and Rick Stone incorporate brash and fluid soloing into a program that contains a divergent track mix and covers a multitude of angles, cadences and improvisational applications. Luther Gray has long been a drummer of choice ...

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The Rosenthals: Fly Away

Read "Fly Away" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

In many ways, trumpeter Daniel Rosenthal has always been the odd man out in the Rosenthal clan. The members of this tight-knit, literal-cum-musical family have long been known as a folk and bluegrass breed, but Daniel took a turn toward jazz and never looked back; that is, until recently. After leaving the New England Conservatory, where he studied with revered jazz figures like composer/valve trombonist Bob Brookmeyer and soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, Daniel joined the Either/Orchestra in ...

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The Rosenthals: Fly Away

Read "Fly Away" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The continuing atomization and commingling of musical styles leads both to new styles and vibrant recapitulations of old ones. Either path, an evolution of the music. Father and son duo, Phil And Daniel Rosenthal, prove both directions of this observation on Fly Away, an assembly of fourteen mostly original compositions that is at once beautifully strange and deeply traditional. An immediate umbrella classification of this music could be “American Baroque." The presence of the elder Rosenthal's various ...

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Daniel Rosenthal: Lines

Read "Lines" reviewed by Greg Simmons

Lines, Daniel Rosenthal's debut as a leader, is a soft-spoken little album with an unusual instrumental mix and inventive tunes. The Boston trumpeter, a five-year veteran of the Either/Orchestra, offers stripped-down arrangements with the periodic inclusion of the banjo to spice things up. With the exception of two Thelonious Monk tunes, Rosenthal is responsible for all of the music on Lines. The feel is loose and conversational, with improvisational duties largely swapped between Rosenthal and alto saxophonist Rick ...


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