Troy Roberts is reviewed by KZSU 90.1 FM

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Troy Roberts

KZSU Radio 90.1 FM


Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2020-04-08 
Reviewed: 2020—04-08
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none

Troy Roberts

Review: On this ambitious disc, Roberts plays on 3 different saxes, sometimes at the same time, sometimes multi-tracking, & occasionally switches to electric or acoustic bass, all the while accompanied by only drummer MacBride to keep time. All originals.
If You Like: Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Stan Getz

Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Little Room (5:59) – sax starts> mellow midtempo jam swings uptempo> switches from sax to bass> crescendo end
**2/ Harry Brown (8:36) – bass starts> slinky midtempo jam with saxes> swings to rocking uptempo> crescendo end
3/ Lifeline (6:32) – sax starts with repetitive note> slow tempo jam builds to uptempo> slow fade
4/ Prayer of Hope (3:21) – sax starts> slow expansive jam builds to midtempo> pause> slow jam> slow fade
*5/ Rejekt (5:40) – bass starts> fast tempo jam on sax> switches to bass> quick stop
6/ Hightail (7:40) – bass/drums start> uptempo jam swings to fast tempo> slows to fade
7/ Aeonian (6:08) – bass starts> slow tempo jam on sax builds in volume> slow fade
*8/ Solar Panels (9:16) – sax/drums start> fast tempo jam> slows to fade
*9/ The Comedian (7:10) – sax starts> slow pastoral jam builds to midtempo> slows to fade

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Kari Gaffney

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