Double Standards

Claudio Roditi

The two sides of Claudio Roditi are explored on this excellent CD. The underrated trumpeter is featured on Brazilian tunes using tenorman Andres Boiarsky, guitarist Marty Ashby and a Brazilian rhythm section, as well as more straight-ahead jazz with 21-year-old tenor Jimmy Greene, pianist Gil Goldstein, bassist David Finck and drummer Chip White. Despite the diversity, this is a consistently rewarding program, with the highlights including “A Felicidade,” “Bye Bye Blackbird,” “Desafinado” (which has a vocal by Roditi), Freddie Hubbard’s “Bird Like” and “So What.” Recommended. ~ Scott Yanow, All Music Guide

Album Credits

Claudio Roditi – Trumpet/Flugelhorn/Vocals
Andres Boiarsky – Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Green – Tenor Saxophone
Jay Ashby – Trombone
Hendrik Meurkins – Harmonica
Marty Ashby – Guitar
Chip White – Drums
Helio Alves – Piano
Gil Goldstein – Piano
John Lee – Electric Bass
David Finck – Bass
Duduka Da Fonseca- Drums
Executive Producers – Victor Adler and Kayla Feldman
Recording Engineer – Jim Czak
Digital Editing and Mastering- Allan Tucker, Foothill
Digital, NYC
Photography and Design – B. Robert Johnson
Cover – Alan Steele