Topaz brings his shit from NYC by way of Austin. This Texas native at first glance looks more like a rootsy guitar slinger than a sax-man, that is, until you hear him blow.
I stumbled upon this album in 2001 knowing nothing about Topaz or what kind of music he played…I think someone sent the LP to me. But after the first listen, I never looked back. So what does he play? A jazz-funk-fusion bouillabaisse. The guy really stirs the pot. The last time I saw him Live was upstairs at The Funky Butt in New Orleans at the ’04 Jazz Festival. The crowd was a sweatin’ until 4 a.m..
MP3: Topaz :: The Emperor
MP3: Topaz :: Listen!
Amazon: Topaz – Listen!

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