Elan Trotman is Back with New Album, ‘Electro Sax’
Saxophonist Elan Trotman is unwavering in his commitment to wave the flag high for Caribbean music, and after releasing six soul-jazz albums and more than ten chart-topping singles, the Barbados native is "shaking it up" by going electronic on ‘Electro Sax’, his seventh outing which is released by Island Muzik Productions.
The first single set to seduce the world is the smooth, reggae-infused “Island Gal”, which spotlights Trotman on soprano sax on the cut he describes as having “a sexy vibe to it.”
“‘Electro Sax’ is a true representation of where I am at in my career. It's modern sounding with prominent hints of the islands. It's also about branching out, reaching out by making good music for the masses. It'll definitely ruffle feathers, but that is part of being an artist - pushing boundaries and perhaps establishing new ones,” said Trotman. “The ‘tropicality’ elements are part of who I am and I'm sticking with it. It'll always be part of my sound and I believe in it. It is part of my brand and it's authentic to my [Barbadian] roots.”
Saxophonist Elan Trotman has quickly become one of jazz’s most thrilling and emotive performers as he continues to stand out and push boundaries as a composer, performer, teacher and recording artist. Trotman’s playing, though inspired by Grover Washington Jr., Kirk Whalum and Najee, displays his own fresh ideas and distinctive tone. So much so that the New England Urban Music Awards, and The Barbados Music Awards both named him Jazz Artist of The Year on multiple occasions.
Born and raised in Barbados, the native island of pop star Rihanna, and educated at the world-renowned Berklee College Of Music in Boston, Elan Trotman approaches jazz in his own way. Blending Caribbean rhythms from his roots with skillful horn textures, his playing is full of surprises.
As a recording artist, Elan Trotman has topped the Billboard Radio Charts over 10 times. As a solo artist, charting songs include “Heaven In Your Eyes” feat. Brian Simpson, “Tradewinds” feat. Peter White, “Master Blaster”, “As” feat. Lin Rountree, “Thoughts of Summer” feat. Will Downing, and “Smooth N Saxy”. Collaborations that have topped the charts include “Magic Men” (Marion Meadows), “Groove Me” (Greg Manning), “Just What You Need” (Brian Simpson), “Smooth” (Cal Harris) and “Ride Along” (Julian Vaughn).
PhaseGlobalRadio.Com is proud to present Elan Trotman and his New Single “Island Gal” from The New Album “Electro Sax”!