Bobby Naughton is self-taught as a performer and composer. After playing piano in rock-and-roll groups he took up the vibraphone in 1966, and in the late 1960s played with Perry Robinson, Sheila Jordan, and others. He continued to work intermittently with Robinson while recording as a leader on his own label, Otic; in 1971 he wrote a score for Hans Richter's silent film Everyday (1929)
Naughton has an uncanny ability to listen to and play off and with his sidemen.
Fernando Gonzalez, The Boston Globe
A startling vibraphonist.
Naughton's something else.
Nat Hentoff, The New York Times
....sort of a new wave Red Norvo.
Fred Bouchard, Jazz Times