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.
Music Songs Gemini Man, Slow Fire, Piccolo Blues, The Monster and the Flower, Two of Swords, A Rã, Light in the Dark, Moody's Samba, Rua Dona Margarida, Dom Joaquim Braga, Portrait of Art, How I Miss Rio, Alfitude, Rapaz de Bem, Waltz for Mike, Thabo, Pra Mim, Quem Diz Que Sabe, Soul Mood Song, Song for Nana, One for Chet, Blues For H.O., Caribe's Dream, Con Alma, Placid Mood, La tropeziénne samba, Bossa do Brooklyn, Speak Low, Corcovado, Alberto and Daisy, Irerê, Bonne terrasse
Albums Brazilliance X4, Jazz Turns Samba, Bons Amigos, Claudio, Rio & Friends (feat. Cama de Gato Quartet), Beyond Question, Bavaturka, Eight Languages, Double Standards, For a Long Time (Live in Graz and Zagreb), Smile (feat. Bremen Philharmonic Strings, Hans Dekker, Steffen Drabek) [Live], Milestones, Rias Big Band: Music of Paul Ferguson (Blue Highways), Chuck Israels And The Metropole Orchestra Featuring Claudio Roditi (The Eindhoven Concert), Two of Swords, Simpatico, Smile, Red On Red, Light in the Dark, Reflections, Impressions
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album