Troy Roberts - "Nu-Jive 5"
Troy Roberts – sax
Tim Jago - guitar
Silvano Monasterios – keys
Eric England – bass
David Chiverton – drums
All compositions by Troy Roberts.
Copyright 2013, Troy Roberts. All rights reserved.
Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.
Recorded at Red Rocket Studios, Miami, Florida USA on May 16, 2012
Recording Engineer – Dana Salminen for Aesir Sound
Mixed and mastered by Javier Carrion at Heavy Air Music
Produced by Troy Roberts
Additional post-production by Mauricio Quiros
All compositions by Troy Roberts
Album artwork by Stephanie Tiangco for HAM Media Group
Photography by Brandon Demonbreun for BrandoFoto
Troy Roberts endorses handcrafted mouthpieces by John Thomas
David Chiverton endorses Vater Percussion, Hammerax Cymbals and In Earz Monitors
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Troy Roberts Double Quartet: ‘The XenDen Suite’ (2009)
Troy Roberts Double Quartet: ‘The XenDen Suite – Live (DVD)’ (2010)
Troy Roberts: ‘Nu-Jive’ (2011)
Hailing from the remote location of Perth, West Australia, award winning saxophonist and composer Troy Roberts is currently based in the USA. Graduating with a Bachelor of Music at the young age of 19, he went on to receive numerous awards including The Bob Wylie Jazz Scholarship, The James Morrison Jazz Scholarship, 3 consecutive DownBeat Jazz Soloist Awards, and 2 consecutive West Australian Music Industry Awards. He has toured Europe and the US extensively with Australian jazz multi-instrumentalist, James Morrison and his own group VOID, completed a Masters Degree at The University of Miami, and has shared stage with Aretha Franklin, Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, Orrin Evans, Slide Hampton, Nicholas Payton, Lew Soloff, Ari Hoenig, Bobby Sparks, Robby Ameen and Stephen Scott to name a few. Around the time of his 3rd release as a leader, The XenDen Suite (2008), Troy spent some time in L.A. as the only Australian finalist in the 2008 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition and also received his first Grammy Nomination medal for his performance on Sammy Figueroa’s 2nd record, “The Magician”.
More recently, Troy represented Australia sharing the stage in an international septet comprised of jazz greats Wayne Shorter, Richard Bona, Vinnie Colaiuta, Zakir Hussein, Tineke Postma and Tarek Yamani for Herbie Hancock’s launch of the first International Jazz Day celebration, at NYC’s UN General Assembly Hall. Having been on faculty at The University of Miami for the past 4 years and internationally released his 5th record as a leader, Nu-Jive 5 (2013), Troy is currently based in New York and continues to maintain a busy performance and recording schedule around the globe. please visit www.troyroberts.com
“The music of Troy Roberts’ ‘Nu-Jive 5’ is an eclectic concoction of soul, R&B, electronica, gospel, and even glimpses of the 19th century romantic period – all musically glued together by each musician’s great sense of Jazz etiquette. However, the main concept behind the group is to serve as the meeting place of five great musical minds.” –Troy Roberts
“Whilst it’s not common to display virtuosity, it’s even rarer to be wonderfully creative while doing so. But the rarest of all gifts is to have a unique voice; a sound that is unmistakably your own, Troy Roberts has this gift. He amply demonstrates that it’s possible to pay homage to the great tenor players of jazz and still create a fresh approach that leaves the listener always in anticipation of what he’ll come up with next.”
– James Morrison
“While jazz is so strongly identified as swing, it is nice to see the next gen carving out their sound and ideas. Roberts, along with his well-equipped ensemble, is certainly up to the task - creating a jazz record that employs great playing and abundant ideas. Roberts though young in age, certainly has an arsenal of abilities under his belt, and has the makings and foundation of a lasting great saxophonist. Versatile in style, with a strong grasp of yesterday and today, he is a force to be reckoned with no matter the setting. He is more than one to watch, he is one to follow closely.”
– JazzTimes Magazine
“…Substance and style will triumph over pretentiousness and ego every time. Roberts has a resume that will certainly make one sit up and take notice having shared the stage with such luminaries as Nicholas Payton, Orrin Evans and John Clayton. Nu-Jive 5 is Roberts fifth release as a leader and is brimming with vitality and that certain pop of originality that separates the "artist" from the "musician…" – Critical Jazz