Howl, released in 2012, features works by Mark Engebretson, Bill Dougherty, Eric McIntyre, and Jianjun He. Nicholas Roth plays piano (terrifically) on the McIntyre and He works, while Mark Engebretson collaborates as computer performer on his own SaxMax.
CRITICAL JAZZ ~ "[U]nbelievably cool ... Allow each tune to attack your senses be it visceral or cerebral and then see where the journey takes you. Romain has now established himself as a formidable force. The layers of deceptively subtle nuances provided with the help of Nicolas Roth on piano and Mark Engebretson are vitally important in forging a new sound for a new generation. A stunning work that sneaks up on you when you least expect it." —Brent Black
Saxophone Symposium 2012 ~ "Romain has produced a recording of genuine artistic merit and musical interest." (Reviewed by Tom Liley)