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Jim Rotondi: Destination Up

Read "Destination Up" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

These days taking a place in the modern mainstream of jazz is no simple matter. A single-minded devotion to a handful of influences, to name one pitfall, does not bode well for finding a singular voice in a musical tradition that places a premium on individuality. There is an abundance of young, technically proficient musicians who ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jim Rotondi: Destination Up

Read "Destination Up" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

These days taking a place in the modern mainstream of jazz is no simple matter. A single-minded devotion to a handful of influences, to name one pitfall, does not bode well for finding a singular voice in a musical tradition that places a premium on individuality. There is an abundance of young, technically proficient musicians who ...

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Jim Rotondi: Destination Up

Read "Destination Up" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Among the current crop of mainstream jazz trumpeters, Jim Rotondi stands head and shoulders above the crowd. With a crackling extroverted style akin to that of Lee Morgan, Rotondi possesses an incisive harmonic sense and the knack for telling a story. Via his work with the hard bop collective One For All and a reliable set ...