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Two of Swords


Download links and information about Two of Swords by Claudio Roditi. This album was released in 1991 and it belongs to Jazz, Latin genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 01:12:38 minutes.

Artist: Claudio Roditi
Release date: 1991
Genre: Jazz, Latin
Tracks: 11
Duration: 01:12:38
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No. Title Length
1. Two of Swords (With Brazilian Quintet) 7:53
2. Rua Dona Margarida (With Brazilian Quintet) 5:28
3. Airegin (With Brazilian Quintet) 4:38
4. Portrait of Art (With Jazz Quartet) 7:30
5. Dom Joaquim Braga (With Brazilian Quintet) 6:01
6. How I Miss Rio (With Brazilian Quintet) 6:27
7. Secret Love (With Jazz Quartet) 9:35
8. Blues for H.O. (With Jazz Quartet) 6:08
9. Pra Mim (featuring W / Brazilian Quintet) 6:16
10. Con Alma (With Jazz Quartet) 6:25
11. Thabo (To Michael Carvin) [With Jazz Quartet] 6:17



Recorded at two separate sessions on September 24 and 25, 1990, Two of Swords finds Claudio Roditi leading two separate groups. One of them, which he calls a "Brazilian Quintet," employs trombonist Jay Ashby, pianist Edward Simon, bassist Nilson Matta and drummer Duduka Da Fonseca — the other, which he calls a "Jazz Quartet," includes pianist Danílo Perez, bassist David Finck and drummer Akira Tana. Both groups serve Roditi well, and both of them are hard bop-oriented. The main difference between the two, apart from personnel, is the fact that "the Brazilian Quintet" is more overtly Brazilian-influenced. "The Brazilian Quintet" is still playing hard bop, but it's hard bop that is more consistently mindful of the samba beat that Roditi was surrounded by growing up in Rio de Janeiro. While "the Brazilian Quintet" sticks to Roditi's own compositions, "the Jazz Quartet" embraces Roditi originals as well as "Secret Love," Sonny Rollins' "Airegin" and Dizzy Gillespie's "Con Alma" (which is "the Jazz Quartet"'s most Latin-influenced offering). Two of Swords won't win any awards for being cutting-edge or groundbreaking, but for bop played with plenty of soul and conviction, you can't go wrong with this CD.