Ambrosetti, Franco

Unit Records, 2021CD
Instrument: Trumpet

Issue: 27.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 88
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Self-taught Swiss trumpeter Franco Ambrosetti opens with very rich tones on “Peace” establishing a trend that continues on all of the ballads. At 78 he’s learned to embellish the mood as opposed to blurting out rapid fire notes (which he can still do!) John DeJohnette (d) keeps time and also plays piano on “Peace”. Guitarist John Scofield counters Franco with solos along the way. In case that lineup doesn’t impress you, bassist Scott Colley and pianists Renee Rosnes & Uri Caine provide strong support while infusing a few appreciable solos along the way too, notably on “I’m Gonna Laugh You Right Out of My Life. They also play swinging tunes like “Body And Soul” making Lost Without You a winner.


Publicist: Hubtone