Rodman, Deidre

Sunnyside, 2003CD
Instrument: Piano

Issue: 10.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Pop+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3+
Performance Chart

Sound: 4+
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Deidre (p) leads a quintet including Russ Johnson (t), Tony Malaby (sax), bob Bowen (b) and Mark Ferber (d). Vocals come from Louciana Souza and Rodman on half of the ten tracks. The music is peaceful and pleasant, a collection of ten Simple Stories. Each paints a landscape that can be visualized aurally. The colors have depth and meaning with the music having a broad range of character ranging from pop to Avant Garde. The title track combined them all with a mildly funky backdrop that summarized the session.