His playing cuts across styles and genres as he masterfully executes jazz, rock, and pop sensibilities with a contemporary flavor. Ed Roth is truly a monster player, and his talent shines brightly on Jazzland
, his debut album release for Funzalo Records out on February 22.
On Jazzland you will find Roth’s excellent take on Jazz classics like Charles Mingus
’ “Nostalgia in Times Square,” John Coltrane
’s “Big Nick,” Chick Corea
’s “Crystal Silence,” and Miles Davis
’ “Milestones,” Freddie the Freeloader” and “Blue in Green” among others.
Roth has worked alongside a total of nine Grammy winners. He’s performed and recorded with R&B artists the Brothers Johnson and Shuggie Otis to Popstars Annie Lennox and Sophie B Hawkins, Rock legends Ronnie Montrose, Robby Krieger, Keith Emerson, Deep Purple’s Glenn Hughes, Judas Priest’s Rob Halford and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, to Hip-Hop legend Coolio. He’s also a long time member of CTA (featuring Rock and Roll Hall of fame drummer Danny Seraphine and two time Grammy winner Bill Champlin), and recorded with critically acclaimed country acts Turnpike Troubadours and Cody Jinks, and the list goes on.
A sonic purist, Roth is adept at not only piano but also Fender Rhodes, Hammond B3, Wurlitzer, clavinet and accordion, (as well as a Kawai artist grand piano), all of which he records at his own Glendale, CA, studio, The Keyboard Room.