Troy Roberts & Tim Jago are reviewed by Jazzweekly with “Best Buddies”

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Troy Roberts and Tim Jago

JAZZWEEKLY

Troy Roberts & Tim Jago: Best Buddies

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tenor saxist Troy Roberts teams up with long time associate Tim Jago on guitar along with fellow quartet members Karl Florisson/b and Ben Vanderwal/dr for some vintage bopping originals. The two deliver a clever duet intro to “Halfway House IN C Major” before Florisson saunters in for a lyrical closing, while the bassist opens things up for the bluesy “Evil Eye”. The team shows its bop chops as they bookend the album with the torrid steeple chase of “Chythm Ranges” and “Overlook” with the sax and guitar running neck and neck together at the finish line. The two also produce some gloriously agonizing moments guided by Vanderwal’s brushes on “Pho  Twenny” and create cool atmosphere’s on the lithe “A New Porpose”. Classy strings and brass.

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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