Rodney Whitaker Qt - Winter Moon
There is an old saying that "you can judge a man by the company he keeps", and for sure, Rodney
Whitaker keeps very good company. A first call bassist for many years, Whitaker was, until the start of
2003, a member of the internationally famous Jazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra serving
the band for
over six years. During that time he also played and recorded for the Wynton Marsalis Septet, Diane
Reeves and Kenny Garrett amongst many others.
Having left Jazz @ LCO to pursue his own muse, Rodney Whitaker infuses all the elements of his
considerable gifts on "Winter Moon", his new studio recording a
beautiful album that is also a fine
testament to the superb taste that has made him one of the most respected musicians on the current
This quartet date features three other worldclass
Reed (piano), Ron Blake (saxophones)
and Carl Allen (drums), and is a wonderful example of the remarkable musical understanding these fine
This new CD will be Rodney’s fifth as a leader and is a followup
to his earlier recording on Sirocco, the
much admired "Yesterday Today & Tomorrow". (SJL 1007) which featured, amongst others, Wynton
Marsalis, Wes Anderson, Wycliff Gordon and Dianne Reeves.
Choice tunes, great playing and, it has to be said, splendid company allround.
"Winter Moon" will grace
any record collection.
Rodney Whitaker: Bass
Eric Reed: Piano
Carl Allen: Drums
Ron Blake: Saxes
1. For Garrison
4. Coming Ship
5. Spring Birth
7. John Lewis
8. Winter Moon
9. Beauty and the Beast