Rodney Booth

There’s a great trumpet player in the Dallas area named Rodney Booth.  He played in the UNT One O’Clock Lab Band a year, or two after me, and had led a band around town for many years.  We have worked together on many shows and recording sessions, and is a very good friend.  Rodney also teaches at UNT where he teaches improvisation and conducts the Two O’Clock Lab Band.

He put out a great CD back in 1998 called “Look Over There”, and one around 2010 called “Ten & One”.  He reminds me a little bit of Chet Baker in that he sings and plays trumpet.  He also performs some of Chet’s tunes, too.  If you like this example, I suggest you buy one or both cd’s.  They are both great.  This tune is from “Look Over There”.  The personnel is: piano, Whitey Thomas, Fred Hamilton, bass, and Bobby Breaux, drums.