This Is For You, Claudio 

Air Date: 10/31/2021

I met him only once, and briefly. But I felt like I knew him well,  because we have so many of his CDs here at WICN and I have listened to and enjoyed them all.  

There was something about Mr. Roditi - his warmth and positivity - and it comes through strongly in his music. 

Also, I have a sense that he was beloved not only by many adoring fans, but also his fellow musicians had great respect and love for him. This became clear to me during an interview I had with one of his frequent bandmates, the great harmonica player Hendrik Meurkens. Mr. Meurkens was explaining to me how a group of artists living in New York City had informally gotten together to form a community of samba jazz lovers. Mr. Roditi was one of the leaders of this group. His passing in January 2020 left a big empty hole in the community.

Hour Three is mostly devoted to the music of Claudio Roditi. I know it is a cliche, but it was difficult to winnow down his work to the eight tracks we have here. On the other hand, you could say it is easy to pick eight good songs from a couple of hundred good songs.

What's New?

Some of the new material this week is from guitarist Julian Lage, saxophonist Lena Bloch, pianist and doctor Herb Silverstein, saxophonist Rick Margitza, trumpeter Kerry Moffit, and vocalist Denise Donatelli.

The leaves are finally turning gold and red here in New England, USA. It is very pretty, but I'm not too interested in raking them up. I suppose I could listen to some jazz while I'm doing it.

Until next time,


Photo by OhWeh, CC BY-SA 2.5 license, via Wikimedia Commons

HOUR ONE: Contemplative Morning

Steve Million\What I Meant to Say 2021\What I Meant to Say
Julian Lage\Squint 2021\Etude
Rebecca Kilgore\Trio Volume  2021\10 That Sunday That Summer
Susan Krebs With Mixed Remotions-Daybreak 2021-07 Stardust
Kerry Moffit\What Goes Around Comes Around\But Beautiful
Pat Coil-How Deep is the Ocean 2021-04 Chelsea's Dream
Chris Standring-Wonderful World 2021-04 Estate
Rahsaan Barber-Mosaic 2021-06 NaDJe And The Snow
Alan Pasqua\Day Dream 2020\When I Grow Too Old to Dream
Armagos\Promises 2021\The End
Dave Zinno Unisphere-Fetish 2021-09 Over The Horizon
Tanya Dennis-White Sails Blue Skies 2021-02 Till You

HOUR TWO: New For You

Lena Bloch\Rose of Lifta 2021\Wintry Mix
Herb Silverstein, Michael Ross-Magic Hands 2021-09 Millenium Waltz
Rick Margitza-Sacred Hearts 2021-07 Leading Lady
Denise Donatelli-Whistling In The Dark- The Music Of Burt Bacharach 2021-05 Anyone Who Had A Heart
Mike LeDonne-It's All Your Fault 2021-04 Still
David Finck\BASSic Instinct 2021\BASSic Instinct
Steve Million\What I Meant to Say 2021\Old Earl
Kerry Moffit\What Goes Around Comes Around 2021\Just a Few
Billy Test-Coming Down Roses 2021-06 Coming Down Roses
Chris Standring-Wonderful World 2021-08 Falling in Love with Love

HOUR THREE: Brazil/World

Roditi Ignatzek Rassinfosse-Light In The Dark-01 Light In The Dark 2005
Rosario Giuliani-Mr. Dodo-03 Home 2002
Claudio Roditi-Double Standards-02 A Felicidade 1997
Claudio Roditi-Brazilliance x4-09 Quem Diz Que Sabe 2007
Claudio Roditi-Simpatico-02 Altitude 2010
Trio Da Paz-Somewhere-07 Brazilian National Anthem 2005
Roditi Ignatzek Rassinfosse-Light In The Dark-13 Amor Da Nada 2005
Roditi Ignatzek Rassinfosse-Light In The Dark-11 This Is For You, Claudio 2005
Claudio Roditi-Brazilliance x4-02 E Nada Mais 2007
Claudio Roditi-Bons Amigos-04 Ceu e Mar (Sea and Sky) (2011)

HOUR FOUR: Groove, Baby

Norman Brown\Heart To Heart\I Miss Your Groove
Paul Hardcastle-The Jazzmasters 4-10-Quiet Groove
Pieces of a Dream\Fired Up 2021\Ear Candy
Najee-My Point of View-05 Charm 2005
Paradigm Shift\Shifting Times\Sanibel Breeze
Matt Bianco-Matt's Mood-09 Slip & Sliding-2004
Marion Meadows-Twice As Nice 2021-10 The Thrill of Rain
Marc Antoine-Something About Her 2021-09 Summer In Technicolor
Lori Bell-Lori Bell-04 Autumn In New York
Jazz Holdouts-Jazz Holdouts-06 Simple Things 2018
Jazz In Pink featuring Gail Jhonson\Roll Out
Jazz Funk Soul-07 MORE SERIOUS BUSINESS (2016)
Joyce Cooling\Living Out Loud\Marina's Dream


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