Nathanson, Roy

Yellow Bird, 2014CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 20.3

Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: Roy plays sax, writes, sings and leads a band on Complicated Day, a series of well integrated music and vocals focused on life’s situations and dealing with them. We were hooked from the opener “Simon” a cool tune with catchy lyrics and solid rhythms. The groove continues with a smooth cover “Do Your Thing” featuring Napoleon Maddox on the mic. “No Storytelling” illustrates the pain of child rearing in music, rap and spoken word. All of the tunes follow a similar theme marrying the instruments, voice and words with the theme of the lyrics. The program is well executed, creative and certainly enjoyable.


Publicist: JP Cutler Media