During his 13-year association with Criss Cross, which includes six prior leader dates and another five with the nonpareil hardbop collective One For All, trumpeter Jim Rotondi has consistently maintained high standards of excellence in his playing and writing.
The Move is no exception -- Rotondi's strong sextet, all long-time colleagues (Ralph Bowen, tenor sax; Mike DiRubbo, alto sax; David Hazeltine, piano; John Webber, bass; Joe Farnsworth, drums), play the stimulating charts with heat, creative spirit, and deep craft, each member stamping themselves as personal voices in the mainstem jazz timeline.
|1.||Progress (Horace Silver) 7:26|
|2.||Blues For KD (Ralph Bowen) 6:25|
|3.||Julie Ann (Jim Rotondi) 5:47|
|4.||The Coat (Mike DiRubbo) 6:23|
|5.||For Cedar (David Hazeltine) 6:44|
|6.||Too Late Now (Burton Lane) 9:05|
|7.||DH (Jim Rotondi) 9:04|
|8.||The Look Of Love (Burt Bacharach) 4:54|
|9.||I Wish I Knew (Harry Warren / Mack Gordon) 5:18|
Total Time: 61:12
Recorded November 10, 2009 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Michael Marciano