Archive for October 16th, 2012

Ed Roth – Ed Roth

Playing acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes, and Hammond B3 organ, Ed Roth creates musical stories that stick with you. The soulful, lyrical melodies sit on top of organic grooves, utilizing the warmth of vintage 70’s R&B. Roth, a L.A. based arranger and session keyboard player, has recorded with artists ranging all the way from Coolio to Rob Halford to Tom Morello.

He is a featured member of both the Bombastic Meatbats featuring Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith (Top 10 iTunes Jazz and Top 25 Billboard Jazz charts), CTA with ex-Chicago founder/drummer Danny Seraphine, and co-producer of Kristine W’s #1 iTunes jazz single, “What I Like About You.”

“Music needs to make the world a more beautiful place, but sometimes it’s gotta have some fire to it as well,” says Roth. Nicknamed “the Wrench” by his friend Chad Smith for his strong personality, Roth holds nothing back with his music either. His songs emote lasting melodies and his solos speak to the listener like a short story. “Because there are no lyrics to hold on to, the melody has to be twice as strong,” says Roth. Continue reading