Roberts, Troy

Inner Circle, 2017CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 23.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 58
Score Chart

O’s Notes: Saxophonist Troy Roberts takes the lead role with a quartet including Silvano Monasterios (p), Robert Hurst (b) and Jeff “Tain” Watts (d). They perform six Roberts originals and three classics. Tain takes a lengthy solo on the opener “Decoration” bringing the drums into the spotlight here and on numerous occasions during the session. They swing hard on “Take The A Train” and “Bernie’s Tune” but step back to the cool swagger of “Pickapoppy”, our favorite in a strong session.


Publicist: Kari-On Productions