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Troy Roberts: NU-JIVE: Nations United

Read "NU-JIVE: Nations United" reviewed by Geannine Reid


Troy Roberts is a two-time Grammy nominee who is becoming one of the most broadly recorded saxophonists of his time. Roberts' robust saxophone playing adorns several essential recordings ranging from the legendary Joey DeFrancesco to the iconic Van Morrison to the indispensable Jeff 'Tain' Watts to the assiduous Orrin Evans and the Captain Black Big Band, including abundant newcomers. As a leader, Roberts has fourteen albums in his discography, including his latest recording, NU-JIVE: Nations United, which features long-time friends ...

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Nicole Henry: Time To Love Again

Read "Time To Love Again" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci


Nicole Henry has been making a lot of noise, nicely, with her latest album. It is easy to see why. While critics compare her to everyone from Natalie Cole to Whitney Houston, she really does sound like herself. She swings elegantly and does not oversing. Her intonation, diction and phrasing are impeccable. Henry is the epitome of good taste. She obviously has chops and range to burn, but keeps both under control. She will neither shatter ...

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Troy Roberts: Nu-Jive Perspective

Read "Nu-Jive Perspective" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Though still a pup age-wise, Australian-born saxophonist Troy Roberts has two Grammy nominations under his belt and has shared the stage and studio with luminaries that have defined the musical spectrum, including Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, Joey DeFrancesco, Christian McBride, Orrin Evans, and Dee Dee Bridgewater. Nu-Jive Perspective, his eighth disc as leader and third with this globally boisterous quintet, is a youthful romp through all the sounds of New York's neighborhoods. Hovering in that cool zone between ...


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