Roy Brooks & the Artistic Truth

May 12, 1999 at 12:00 am
Roy Brooks is Detroit's answer to Sun-Ra. He's a drummist, not a drummer. He calls his music "Jazzabation." Like Sun-Ra, Brooks' music moves beyond the conventional realms of bop and swing to a musical stratosphere that can only be reached by a musician with a creative depth that Brooks embodies. Whether he's making a see-saw swing, or inventing new instruments, Roy Brooks music is a mix of whimsy and humor.