||Sat Aug 23 14
||Shoreline Jazz Festival
||Fri Oct 17 14
||Catalina Island, CA
|"After Miles Davis,
Herb Alpert and Tom Browne, one can say with complete justification, the young trumpeter
generation is the future. Lin Rountree can count with pride to this avant-garde."
— Hans-Bernd Hülsmann, Smooth
Lin Rountree have wanted to convey a message to jazz fans that his latest release,
Serendipitous, is aptly titled because of some great revelations about his music?
Actually, this well-polished album packs such a substantial wallop that it probably
makes such ruminations unnecessary for most. Working over the tracks with a meticulous
approach, Rountree uses the magic of his trumpet to take you on a wonderfully melodic
journey....These tracks all have their own magnetic appeal and charm, whether we’re
talking about cool and mellow tunes like the lead track, appropriately titled “We
Chill,” the seductive title track (which takes “chill” to another
plateau), the sweet mellow allure of Althea Rene’s flute on “In the
Day,” the sweet finale “Takin’ It Slow,” the slick and kinda
bluesy “Why So,” or something funkier and motor-driven like “Gutter
Funk” featuring saxman Randy Scott......."
— Ronald Jackson, The
Smooth Jazz Ride|