Sunday / September 23, 2007
In the September issue of Jazz Times magazine, Forrest Dylan Bryant writes: “Robert MacGregor’s debut recording (Refraction of Light) is both intellectual and congenial, full of melodic ambiguities but possessing an easy swing and relaxed interplay among his quartet…” The entire review can be read here. To visit Jazz Times magazine online, click here.
Sunday / August 19, 2007
Tom Hull, author of “Jazz Consumer Guide” for NYC’s
The Village Voice, writes:
“…(Robert MacGregor’s) a young tenor saxophonist with a distinctive sound and plenty of chops…” The entire review is available here.
Friday / August 11, 2007
Refraction of Light has climbed to #26 on the CMJ (College Music Journal) Jazz Top 40 Chart (up from #37 two issues ago). Click here to view the entire chart. To visit the College Music Journal online, click here.
Saturday / August 4, 2007
In its review of Refraction of Light, the Toronto website JAZZTO.CA writes: “Robert MacGregor is a young saxophonist with ability, maturity and an approach to composition that seems beyond his years…Refraction of Light positions (Robert MacGregor) as definitely one to watch…” The entire review can be read here.
Wednesday / July 25, 2007
Thursday / July 19, 2007
In the current issue of All About Jazz L.A., George Harris writes “If you are as sick as I am of every tenor player out there sounding like either a rehash of John Coltrane or a Ben Webster wannabe, you are going to flip over this new guy on the scene. Robert MacGregor has a tone and style all his own… (Refraction of Light) is certain to be a year end award winner.” Read the entire review here.
Sunday / July 15, 2007
11:00 PM - Midnight
WBGO 88.3 FM / New York, NY
Jazz From the Archives
Hosted by Bill Kirchner
Thursday / July 5, 2007
Steve Albin of Blog Critics Magazine remarks that “Tenor saxophonist Robert MacGregor is certainly young, but the music on his debut album, Refraction of Light…is startling in its maturity… (MacGregor) shows his versatility…in both the compositions and his instrumentality…” Read the entire review here.
Thursday / June 14, 2007
Wednesday / June 6, 2007
Robert MacGregor was the Featured Artist of the Day on the “Upper Room with Joe Kelley and Gi Dussault” radio show (WVOF 88.5 FM / Fairfield, CT), broadcast live (4-8 pm EST) and online (www.upperroomwithjoekelley.com).
Monday / May 28, 2007
In the first official review for Refraction of Light, Chris Spector of Midwest Record notes that “(MacGregor has) a vision and a sound that’s soon to be exploding into something special…” Read the entire review here.
Monday / April 23, 2007
7:30-8:15 PM @ MAKOR ($5)
Steinhardt Building / 35 West 67th Street / btw Central Park West & Columbus Ave
Robert MacGregor - tenor saxopohone
Matteo Sabbattini - alto saxophone
Joachim Junghanss - piano
Linda Oh - bass
Devin Gray - drums
Sunday / April 15, 2007
8:00-9:15 PM @ MEYERS RECORDING STUDIO (No Cover)
Manhattan School of Music / 120 Claremont Ave / West 122nd Street & Broadway
Robert MacGregor - tenor saxophone
John Escreet - piano
Perry Wortman - bass
Will Clark - drums