For his new CD, Love and Sax,(that will be released just days before his Scullers show) Trotman slows things down for a ballads
project that is filled with sensual and seductive melodies, full-bodied rhythms and plenty of hooks. Love and Sax is Trotman’s fifth CD, following 2009’s This Time Around which gained airplay for the funky remake of Bill Withers hit “Lovely Day” and the self-penned “100 Degrees”.
Trotman’s forte is on the tenor and soprano
saxes but he also plays the flute and piano. The multi-instrumentalist creates music
that has a unique vibe that is instantly seductive and familiar but also offers explosive
playing and compelling compositions.
The title track and first smooth jazz radio single, “Love and Sax,” is an irresistible ballad
with enchanting wah-wah synth effects and a layered sound that translates to a definite
mood enhancer. The song was co-written and co-produced by Trotman and guitarist
Tyrone Chase. It will be available on iTunes early January, just in time for the most
romantic holiday of the year.
“Smooth jazz saxophonist Elan Trotman, who has released music with elements of gospel, jazz, R&B, funk and reggae, on Love and Sax turns down the lights with a remarkable project with urban accents and warm, burnished sax lines. This
remarkably sexy and romantic CD continues Trotman’s ascension in the smooth
jazz genre.” –Brian Soergel, JazzTimes/Smooth Jazz News