New York

Claudio Roditi


There’s something lithe about the trumpeter’s solos, even when they’re darting and shifting unexpectedly. After decades of teaching New York audiences about the way samba and bossa rhythms can be applied to a bop lingo, Roditi has a singular feel for graceful tunes that don’t skimp on the attack. His new Simpatico has the feeling of both sunrise and sunset—a soundtrack to life’s more vulnerable moments.

Fri., May 28, 8 & 10 p.m.; Sat., May 29, 8 & 10 p.m., 2010

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