An excellent if occasionally overlooked trumpeter (the Kenny Dorham from the 1990s), Claudio Roditi is really a frequently exciting very difficult bop-oriented participant. He found the U.S. to review at Berklee (1970-1971) and gigged across the Boston region until shifting to NY in 1976. Roditi used Charlie Rouse and Herbie Mann, & most significantly, in the first ’80s, he began working frequently with Paquito D’Rivera. The dependable trumpeter continues to be on many straight-ahead documenting sessions, not only is it an associate of Dizzy Gillespie’s United Country Orchestra. Roditi documented as a head for Green Road (an obscure time in 1984), Uptown, Candid, and Tank, among other brands.