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Jason Robinson: The New Western

By Published: October 25, 2010
JR: When we play now, we embody a big, broad, vast history. I can't imagine myself without thinking about Coltrane or these other people we've been talking about, these historical figures. If I don't talk about them I think I'm not doing justice to the spirit of the music. We have to acknowledge these ancestors. And we do embody their histories to a certain degree. We're caught up in different politics that say who can claim certain histories. And usually people are policing those boundaries for one reason or another. In my opinion, we have to give respect where respect is due...We do really embody these people's history. We have to acknowledge our predecessors, or else we forget where we came from.

Selected Discography

Jason Robinson, The Two Faces of Janus (Cuneiform, 2010)

Jason Robinson/Anthony Davis, Cerulean Landscape (Clean Feed, 2010)

Jason Robinson, Cerberus Reigning (Accretions, 2010)

Jason Robinson, Cerberus Rising (Circumvention, 2009)

Cosmologic, Eyes in the Back of My Head (Cuneiform, 2008)

Jason Robinson, Fingerprint (Circumvention, 2008)

Cross Border Trio, New Directions (Circumvention, 2007)

Cosmologic, III (Circumvention, 2005)

Hans Fjellestad/Peter Kowald/Dana Reason/Jason Robinson, Dual Resonance (Circumvention, 2003)

Jason Robinson, Tandem (Accretions, 2002)

Cosmologic, Syntaxis (Circumvention, 2002)

Cosmologic, Staring at the Sun (Circumvention, 2000)

Jason Robinson, From the Sun (Circumvention, 1998)

Photo Credits

Page 1: John Rogers, Courtesy of Jason Robinson

Page 2: Charles Quigg, Courtesy of Jason Robinson

Page 3: Courtesy of Jason Robinson

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