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Rick Braun: All It Takes

All It Takes re-establishes veteran Rick Braun as the leading force of trumpet-led contemporary jazz. After a CD of covers and a high-energy duet CD with saxophonist Richard Elliot, Braun returns with worth-the-wait music coming almost four years after his last solo project. All It Takes is a collaboration with forward-looking pianist, composer and co-composer Philippe Saisse, who adds sophistication and a European flair to the project that is best expressed in “Puerto Allegre Jam.” It features guitarist Marc Antoine, Brazilian vocalist Vanessa Falabella on wordless vocals, and a rolling and percussive melody.

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