Jazz at The Green Room: The Rosenthals
Trumpet player Daniel Rosenthal leads his own quintet and is a longtime member of The Either-Orchestra. His multi-instrumentalist father Phil Rosenthal is formerly the lead singer of the groundbreaking bluegrass band the Seldom Scene, and has shared the stage with country music icons like Bill Monroe and Emmylou Harris. Their duo project explores the intersection of American vernacular musics in a unique and exciting way.
Says Jon Garelick: "The natural meeting ground for jazz and bluegrass would seem to be in their displays of instrumental virtuosity (see the recent collaboration between Punch Brothers mandolinist Chris Thile and jazz pianist Brad Mehldau). But instrumental derring-do or genre "fusion" isn't necessarily what "Fly Away" is about. There are a couple of instrumentals, including saxophone and drums, and Daniel's trumpet is featured throughout. But mostly it's Phil's warm baritone voice and tight, grooving banjo that are front and center. Daniel's trumpet offers support with its rounded tone and poised, lyrical improvisations."
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