CD Release Tour18 Nov 2017 Leiden, NL Free
DetailsTime : 21.00
Venue : De Twee Spieghels
Address : Nieuwstraat 11
Zip : 2312 KA Leiden
Phone : 071 887 3943
Contact Website : http://www.detweespieghels.nl
“Groovin’ Up!” CD Presentation
From the London Jazz News (25.07.2017) – Peter Bacon
De Rosa is an Italian tenor and soprano saxophonist and his 4et has Xavi Torres Vicente on piano, Kimon Karoutzos on double bass and Augustus Baronas on drums. Vivienne ChuLiao steps in on piano for one track. The tunes are all his bar the closer which is the standard I Hear A Rhapsody – they are strongly structured with some catchy hooks and pretty melodies. As a player the leader does just that from the start, opening with an unaccompanied work-out over the whole range of the tenor which reminded my a little of Joshua Redman or a less acrobatic Marius Neset.
He has a particularly lovely – and typically light, sunny Italian – tone on soprano, heard to fine effect on The Case. It’s nicely recorded, too.
Claudio Jr De Rosa – sax
Xavi Torres Vicente – piano
Kimon Karoutzos – double bass
Augustas Baronas – drums
Read the review from Jazzenzo (in Dutch only) here!