Honest Review of my Uncle
Hope2Play | Arizona, United States | 06/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I remember the very first time I heard this lp. Remember an lp? Most of the Rosolino family, (not including Frank) was over Frank's parents house in Detroit tearing open the mail which included his new recording. Seeing the cover and Frank's wild and crazy face gave us an immediate indication of what kind of music we were about to hear.
As always, his t-bone playing was impecable. His singing showed that although he didn't have the greatest voice, buying the lp was well worth the price just to hear possibly the only known recording of Frank scat singing. I have no reservation in saying that very, very few vocalists past and or present have the talent to scat as well as Frank could. How I and others who knew Frank wished he had recorded more of his scat talent.
This CD reminds me of seeing Frank in a live concert. He floored you one moment with his amazing trombone technique and sound. The next moment you were wiping the tears from your eyes because of the jokes Frank was telling or simply making up.
I'm so excited that his recording was finally put on CD format!"
I wish I had read the first review of this CD!
Robert L. Ferrett | Ypsilanti, MI USA | 03/13/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"As a trombone player, I have long been a fan of Frank Rosolino. Unfortunately, I didn't research this CD, which features Frank's singing, with little of his trombone playing. When I buy a Frank Rosolino CD, I want to hear top-flight trombone solos, not mediocre, badly dated vocals."
Real jazz and swinging fun
Irene and Serg Grinuk | Reading, Berks Great Britain | 09/18/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Frank Rosolino as a jazz musician could play pots and pans, a toothless harmonica or chopsticks and could still come out with jazz. In this ONE album Mr Rosolino felt like singing, backed by such greats as Vic Feldman on piano, having some fun and goofing it up vocally. Mr Rosolino never missed a chance to put some fun in his extremely complicated, unrepeatable jazz solos - and he's got some real goodies on this album, using a mute most of the time - which is OK. I guess I'm lucky because I've had a chance to hear that trombone jazz genius live at the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach. He was a real vehicle, making other guys sound great, really giving the customers their money's worth.
This album, as many others of this type, is a must for real jazzmen and I know that there are many of you out there."