Hip To The Blues published by Santorella Publications is a series of 22 jazz duets that combine the best elements of education, playability and musical fun. These lyrical melodies are unique to the industry. The CD is recorded in a “music minus one” fashion with the duet being played in entirety (both parts) if your stereo is evenly balanced. Move the balance to right or left channel to isolate the top or bottom (1st or 2nd) part and play along with Rick Rossi, one of the best studio saxophone or flute reedmen in Los Angeles today. Get ready to enjoy these “Hip” Lee West “Blues”titles;
Foolin' Blues • Working Man's Blues • Too Blue to Cry • Sittin' Back • Floppy Dog Blues • Can't Decide • Makin' Your Acquaintance • 8th Street Shuffle • Avenue Blue • Flamingo Way • Everything's Blue • Tom Cat Talk • Tongue in Cheek • Impromptu Blues • Old Shoe Blues • Minor Difficulties • Ain't No Stoppin' • Hip to the Blues (Take #1) • Blue Wind • Blue Zambu • Under Your Spell • Baroque In Blue
About Rick Rossi
Rick Rossi, a multi-woodwind instrumentalist has been nominated for a Grammy Award three times in the jazz saxophone category and winning this prestigious honor in 2000. Rick’s thorough woodwind mastery extends well beyond jazz saxophone. Mr. Rossi’s expertise in performance includes, but is not limited to clarinet, flute, alto, tenor & baritone saxophone.
This multi-talented performer & composer has arranged for film & television, as well as for various artists, bands and CD projects. Rick has done extensive work with The Brian Setzer Orchestra and has a grammy-nominated composition for the P. Rainey Coalition to his credit.
Besides his own extensive personal recordings, Rick has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Regis & Kathie Lee, MTV, VH-1 and Good Morning America. He has worked in famous venues around the world with Natalie Cole, Bobby Caldwell, The Brian Setzer Orchestra & Shakira. The list of legendary artists he has performed with includes Rosemary Clooney, Tommy Dorsey, Bobbie Womack, George Duke, Englebert Humperdink, Cher, Stanley Clarke, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles & Frank Sinatra.
His most recent film work included the blockbuster feature, “Monster-In-Law”,starring Jane Fonda and Jennifer Lopez.
Rick has a Bachelors Degree in Woodwind & Performance from The University of Delaware and a Masters in Performance & Composition from The University of Akron in 1983. Ricks Grammy Awards include, “Featured soloist” on “The Dirty Boogie” and has received Grammy Nominations in the categories of “Best Jazz Solo”& “Best Jazz Composition”.
For more information about Rick Rossi visit: www.rickrossi.com.