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Troy Roberts

New Music For Friday October 25th

In his eleventh release, Troy Roberts takes his place as a bandleader in his own right. What follows are eight works of traditional, mostly straight up jazz. The arrangements are well crafted and appear mostly complex, a nice feat given that there is basically only a trio – sax, organ and drums. On track three, “Trams,” Roberts admits “the melody is actually the bassline played backwards.” Hint: what is “Trams” backwards? So it’s fair to say he is having some fun along the way.  Roberts is quite skilled on the saxophone and in total, there are three covers and five original works. What may be equally impressive is that “Days” was recorded live and in only one day. This makes for a “you are there” quality and demonstrates a certain spontaneity and versatility.

Overall: 8

Sonics: 8

Kari Gaffney

Kari Gaffney

Since 1988 Kari-On Productions has helped artists get an even footing in the industry through jazz promotion in the genres of Jazz, World & Latin Jazz through Jazz Radio and Publicity. Why do we do both, because they compliment each other, and we care about fiscal longevity for the artist.

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