April 6, 2009

The Roberts Bros., Twins, (BDM Records)

Earlier here, I wrote about The Roberts Bros., a dynamic duo with the punch, thickness, funk, soul, and rhythm more than capable of making any smooth jazzer proud to be a smooth jazzer. I also mentioned that the duo had released a subsequent project in 2007 called Twins and that I would be grabbing a copy of it. Well, I have and am I glad I have! Add “consistent” to my description of these guys. Here again, the funk and the “We-Get-It” factor come across boldly. These guys know what works. Period. From the moving, gyrating track 1, “Seems Like Yesterday,” to the snappy funkfests, “Don’t Look Back,” and “From Head To Toe,” and throughout this masterful piece of work--with laid-back catch-your-breath pieces like “Lazy Summer Day,” “Just Like That,” and the very sweet finale “Between Now and Then” thrown in for good measure--this is another gem that simply must be added to any serious smooth jazzer’s library. Watch this duo. Keep them on your radar screen, if they’re not there already. They bring smoke, heat, and soul to fill any heart, any void. You just can’t go wrong with consistency of this sort. Available via their website at www.therobertsbros.com. Enjoy!

Posted by Ronald Jackson at April 6, 2009 5:15 PM