Surrounded by his colleages from the notorious sextet collective One For All, Jim Rotondi on Excursions etches the qualities that have won him numerous admirors in recent years as a featured soloist with Lionel Hampton, Charles Earland and - more recently - Kyle Eastwood.
Projecting one of the most beautiful sounds in jazz, he plays with staunch confidence, nuanced maturity and intuitive melodicism - and reaffirms his charter membership in the no-holds-barred society of improvisors.
The Band: tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander, trombonist Steve Davis, pianist David Hazeltine with Peter Washington on bass and Kenny Washington on drums.
|1.||Shortcake (Jim Rotondi) 6:13|
|2.||Little B's Poem (Bobby Hutcherson) 7:21|
|3.||Excursions (Steve Davis) 7:21|
|4.||What Is There To Say (Vernon Duke) 7:55|
|5.||Angel Eyes (Earl Brent / Matt Dennis) 7:27|
|6.||Little Karin (Benny Golson) 7:11|
|7.||Jim's Waltz (Eric Alexander) 7:59|
|8.||Fried Pies (Wes Montgomery) 10:14|
Total Time: 61:46
Recorded December 12, 1998 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Bolleman