The Jazz/Rock group Neslort has been playing together since 1991 and has two recordings to date. Their latest recording, MYSTICAL SCAM, is a showcase of creativity, energy, excitement, humor, and sarcasm. If you are in the mood for lively, contemporary music then this recording should fit the bill.
The group’s leader, Rick Trolsen, composed all the charts for this recording. Rick’s soulful and fiery trombone solos and interjections dance through the intricate compositions with ease, and the other group members are equally matched with his sincere and impassioned playing. From the expressive saxophone solos of Kyle Cripps, Tim Robertson’s burning guitar riffs, Larry Sieberth’s funky organ solos, Matt Perrine’s groovin’ bass lines or Boyanna Trayanova’s rock-solid drumming, each musician’s enthusiasm and dedication to the collective is apparent and this group really rocks. Rick also sings on a few of the selections. Lyrics are provided in the liner notes.
Like the lyrics to his compositions, Trolsen has a meaningful story to tell and the group tells it very convincingly. With a fusion of rock, funk, jazz and reggae in a highly creative and entertaining fashion, Neslort will leave you feeling better than you felt before you gave them a listen. What else would you expect from a New Orleans-based band?
—Clarence Hines, University of North Florida