Feature CD Of The Week: Elan Trotman's "#LiveandUncut"
For Release: September 14, 2014
Review by Malvin Massey, Jr., 9/14/2014
The Feature CD of the Week for this 3rd week of September is #LiveandUncut by Elan Trotman. I usually describe the contents of the feature in my own words,
but this week the liner notes say it all.
Barbadian-born Jazz sax-man Elan Trotman presents The Elan Trotman Group and #LiveandUncut, a ten song collection of Caribbean Jazz-Fusion, which features saxophone and steel
pans. The six member band was formed in Boston, and comprises all Berklee College
of Music alumni.
The project pays tribute to Sonny Rollins and Chick Corea". Trotman says, "This album
showcases some of my best songwriting to date, and my main goal was to capture all
of the performances in a live setting - reminiscent of the classic jazz albums".
All that I can add is that I thoroughly enjoyed reviewing this great album. It is
a subtle sound of "the islands" that is irresistible.