Roberts, Troy

Inner Circle Music, 2015CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 21.4

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 4
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Score Chart

O’s Notes: Austrian saxophonist and composer Troy Roberts plays across the jazz spectrum. We last reviewed Nu-Jive 5, a solid contemporary jazz release. Secret Rhythms is more modern jazz but equally good. Maestro Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts (d) anchors a tight rhythm section with Silvano Monasterios tickling the ivory and Chris Smith on bass. Roberts composed 5 of the 8 selections and arranged the three covers to fit his groove, notably “Stella By Starlight” and “Up Jumped Spring”. But check out the new material: “Trick Or Treat”, Eyes Pie” and “Trip” for sure as Roberts continues to impress us.


Publicist: Kari-On Productions