Highly sophisticated jazz saxophone Troy Roberts – STUFF I HEARD: I’ve been reviewing Troy’s highly sophisticated jazz saxophone work for quite some time now, most recently his “Tales & Tones” album, which got very high marks from these old ears. You can watch and hear him discussing the totally engaging work on his new release, by watching his EPK for it…
…as you heard, Troy did the majority of the playing (soprano, alto & tenor saxophones, acoustic bass, electric bass), joined by Jimmy McBride on drums… be sure you SUBSCRIBE to his Toy Robot Music channel, for many more entertaining live and studio performances.
You’ll be just as impressed as I was with how “different” Troy’s music is on this new effort… tunes like “Harry Brown” (Troy’s tribute to Michael’s Caine’s portrayal, in fact) will just blow you away; absolutely BEAUTIFUL interaction between the drums and Troy’s instruments… the jazz DJ’s, especially those with late-night shows, will be spinning this in REGULAR ROTATIONS, for sure!
I don’t think I’ve ever heard a more professional “saxophone choir” composition than on the beautiful “Prayer of Hope“… it’s a perfect inspiration for the troubled times we are all living in right now, too.
It was actually quite easy to make my choice for personal favorite of the nine (long) sonic adventures Troy offers up… the brilliant flashes and sparks on “Hightail” will literally IGNITE your sense of hope for a jazz future… this tune earned an IMMEDIATE permanent placement on my iPhone player (something reserved only for the VERY BEST jazz tunes)!
I give Troy and Jimmy a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, as well as a (perfect) “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 5.00… that means, of course, that he also gets a “PICK” from me for “most innovative and hopeful jazz”. Get more information on Troy’s Toy Robot Music website.