Roberts, Troy

Toy Robot Music, 2020CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 26.2

Jazz Ruler Type: R&B+Jazz
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Performance: 4
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Sound: 3
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Score: 78
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O’s Notes: New York based, Australian jazz saxophonist Troy Roberts releases his twelfth album as a leader, Stuff I Heard. He’s played with a who’s who in jazz across both straight-ahead and contemporary genres. This could be easily classified as Modern jazz but his beats are so funky, we pushed him into a contemporary classification. Roberts composed, arranged and produced the entire album. He also plays the bass with Jimmy McBride on drums. They swing hard on “Harry Brown” and then get funky on “Rejekt” followed by the cool “Hightail” tempered by the relaxed sax on “Aeonian” leaded to a satisfying session.


Publicist: Kari-On Productions