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ONE WAY Recommends [Issue #9]
Jim Rotondi
By Jason Sklar

The Pleasure Dome (CD Sharpnine)

They say you can’t tell a book by its cover. Well, in the case of Jim Rotondi’s new release this adage holds true. Mis-titled The Pleasure Dome and graced with the presence of a naked female thigh, right buttock and trumpet set in the small of her lower back, the album cover leaves everything to be desired. I’m sure that, like Rotondi, audiences will derive much pleasure from hearing the album. But this disc seems terribly mis-billed, as the cover alone could likely diminish an already pint-sized jazz audience. Truth be told, The Pleasure Dome swings and strolls with clean sounds over swell compositions penned by the likes of Billy Taylor, Joe Henderson, and Donald Byrd. With Jesse Davis (alto saxophone), David Hazeltine (piano), Ray Drummond (bass,) and Joe Farnsworth (drums) on board, Rotondi has unleashed a fresh classic. The Pleasure Dome doesn’t reinvent bebop, but every album doesn’t need to be ground-breaking. It fits nicely in the genre and there ain’t no arguing with that.


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