Roberts, Tony / Tales & Tones
Label: Inner Circle Music
Tales & Tones
Review: Roberts returns leading a quartet of some of the leading young players, plus the exemplary Jeff "Tain" Watts on drums and "continues to present music that retains a distinctive strength and originality, rooted in tradition, while firmly grounded in new perspectives." They do a terrific take on "A Train". Six tunes are originals.
If You Like: Branford Marsalis, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, Chris Potter
Favorite Tracks: (1) Decoration (2) Trams (4) Bernie's Tune (5) Cotu Chi Chi Chi (6) Take The 'A" Train (9) Boozy Bluesy
Track Review: 1/ sax starts> uptempo jam> quick fade 2/ bass starts> midtempo jam> crescendo end 3/ piano starts> slow tempo jam> slow fade 4/ bass/drums start> fast tempo jam> quick stop 5/ piano/sax starts> midtempo jam> quick stop 6/ sax starts> slow tempo jam builds to fast tempo> fade 7/ piano starts> slow tempo jam> false stop> midtempo jam> slows to fade 8/ sax starts> slow tempo jam> quick stop 9/ voices talking> piano starts> uptempo jam builds to fast tempo> fade