“Dark, menacing, bass heavy - the new sound of UK jazzzzzzz!” Gilles Peterson BBC 6 Music

 

“Each piece evolves intriguingly – raw noises swap with cool melodies; glowering, Spanish-sounding pieces unleash tenor-sax whirls; blurting stop-start motifs ease in and out of swing grooves – and the trio's formidable playing and composing power suggest a very bright future.” John Fordham The Guardian **** Stars

 

“What sets this young group apart is how often they favour melody over muscle. Memorable tunes such as R-O-R and Where’s My Whip will resonate with listeners who have never darkened a jazz club door” The Times **** Stars

 

“Sidesteps every pigeonhole, mingling rock back beats, Indian flavoured harmonies and film noir paciness….  A gleeful pleasure” Daily Telegraph **** Stars

 

"With musicianship, dynamics, bravado and focus well beyond their years, The Roller Trio's debut album has taken this listeners breath away. Catch their powerful live performance for further proof of a band destined for greatness"  

Mike Chadwick Jazz FM

 

“Every now and then you see a band and think, wow this lot have really got it. For such a young band they are ridiculously accomplished - there's hundreds of hours of playing together behind their super-tight sound and quiet confidence. Roller Trio have a nasty bite but their catchy bark will get you in the end”. Jez Nelson Jazz on 3/ BBC Radio 3

 

“Minutes into their set at the BBC Introducing session at the 2012 Manchester Jazz Festival, the snappy, sparky young Leeds-based trio had the venue bobbing. Their debut exerts a similar appeal, right from its opening salvo Deep Heat, as drummer Luke Reddin-Williams, guitarist Luke Wynter and tenor saxophonist James Mainwaring create trance by way of rhythm. “ BBC.co.uk

 

“The trio can switch the feel of a tune in a heartbeat from edgy improv to anthemic power riffs to reverb-swamped note storms”. The Arts Desk

 

“The sheer variety, power and energy of the nine tracks on this compelling album immediately impress”. Chris Parker London Jazz Blog

 

“I was very impressed by Roller Trio. Reminded of my first encounters with Wayne Krantz and trioVD. Visceral and highly charged”.  Mike Butler MEN/Rock and Reel

 

“Epic rock-edge riffs, angular sax explorations, brooding beats and haunting dub-step style electronics..” Jazzwise

 

“Roller Trio is an album full of interesting ideas that are realised with restraint and conviction, never fully making the leap from jazz to rock, but instead inhabiting its own little space in between” Nowthen Magazine

“As far from the “ting-tata-ting” school of jazz as can be,, . Soaring sax over buzzsaw guitar riffs built on looped melody and angular drumbeats”.Livenotes YLMP

 

Is there no end to the production line of gifted young musicians? Virtuoso stuff, not for the faint-hearted. A gig for the fearless.' Russel (Bebop Spoken Here)

 

'I have NEVER seen a jazz act appeal so vehemently to a non-jazz audience in my life. These guys are turning ordinary people into jazz enthusiasts and deserve some major credit for doing so. They are the modern ambassadors of Jazz." Jason Batley, (Dewsbury and Saville)

 

'My new favourite band of 2012... Killing'. Adam Moses (Jazz Refreshed)