Tropic City



Press quotes

The trio of French pianist Rocheman, bassist Christopher Wallemme, and drummer Simon Goubert play eight numbers, tour of them original compostitionis by Rocheman. “I Can’t Get Started” shows Rocheman in a sensitive Light. “Tropic City”, “Alligators” and “Besame Mucho” reflect latin influences while the blues predominates on “Paris Blues”. “Sophisticated Lady” is recast in a samba mold. Rocheman, an impassioned pianist, interprest standards like “On Green Dolphin Street” or “Besame Mucho” with an attractive blend of the familiar and the original.

Marcela Breton – Jazz Times 1997


Tropic City Track Listing

  1. On Green Dolphin Street (Kaper/Washington) 6:24
  2. Alligators (Manuel Rocheman) 3:14
  3. Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington) 5:41
  4. Tropic City (Manuel Rocheman) 4:03
  5. I Can’t Get Started (Vernon Duke) 5:53
  6. Besame Mucho (Consuelo Velasquez) 4:17
  7. First Dream (Manuel Rocheman) 4:32
  8. Paris Blues (Manuel Rocheman) 6:06



Manuel Rocheman, piano

Christophe Wallemme, bass

Simon Goubert, drums


Production Credits

Produced by Manuel Rocheman

Recorded September 14 & 15, 1995 at Studio Damiens, Boulogne-Billancourt, France

Engineer: Gilles Pradel

Mastered at Soetelieve Studio, Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

Photograph by Jens Pannicke





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