Ed Roth

Album Review: Jazzland by Ed Roth (8/10)

Emerging as an artist after years of creating keyboard magic and/or serving music director for everyone from Annie Lennox and Keith Emerson to Coolio, Ed Roth shares a multitude of moods — from joyful and frolicsome to graceful and introspective — via masterful and deeply lyrical solo piano interpretations of classics by the legendary jazz greats who have inspired him. By creating imaginative twists with the works of Oliver Nelson, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane and Chick Corea, et al, Roth makes history engaging and the future of jazz — and his prospects as an important solo artist — feel exceptionally promising.

Rating: 8/10

Funzalo Records

Producer: Ed Roth