Falset – Jim Rotondi
A bossa with a lot of rhythm section activity, including stop-time and bass ostinato vamps.
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- Recording: Jim Rotondi - Four Of A Kind
- Recorded on: June 7, 2007
- Label: Posi-Tone (PR 8034)
- Concert Key: No key center
- Vocal Range: , to
- Style: Latin (Bossa)
- Flugelhorn - Jim Rotondi
- Electric Piano - David Hazeltine
- Bass - John Webber
- Drums - Joe Farnsworth
- Percussion - Jason Hann
On this recording, the in head is played twice, with the out head played only once. Check out other titles on the same album.
The solo changes are considerably simplified, for example going to Cm7 in the seventh measure of the first A section and D♭m7 in the same measure of the second. There is a coda that is just the C section repeated twice, ending on B♭m7 instead of the expected D♭m7.
Percussionist Jason Hann, who makes two guest appearances on the "Four Of A Kind" album including Falset, is not primarily a jazz musician. He is best known for his work with the bluegrass/rock band The String Cheese Incident.
From Wikipedia: Falset is the latitude for a brasswind player's pitch-control of a harmonic by adjusting lip or air pressure. We initially thought that was Jim's inspiration for the song, but instead, Jim says, "I wrote that song about a small town in Spain where I had a really beautiful concert experience, but the other definition is completely applicable, just by coincidence!"
born on August 28, 1962
A major straight-ahead trumpeter and flugelhornist worldwide for twenty years, Jim Rotondi has charmed the jazz world with his warm tone, versatility and soulful improvisation. Born and raised in Montana—an unlikely place for a jazz musician—Jim was inspired by his musical family to take up the piano at age eight. At twelve, he switched to the trumpet. There was very little musical community to speak of in his hometown of Butte, but like many trumpeters, early exposure to a Clifford Brown vinyl set captured Jim's imagination and kindled within him a lifelong passion for jazz. Read more...