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Christopher Robin Cox

Christopher Robin Cox is a veteran creative improvising trombonist, originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, who now lives in Budapest, Hungary.

After nearly 10 years away from playing music full time, earning three academic degrees, including a PhD in Geography,  he decided to return to his horn with a vengeance. He currently leads a trio and a double-bass quartet in Budapest and is beginning to tour around Central Europe as a soloist under the name AlOnE.

He brings a huge, dark tone, and a style that utilizes bluesy, gravely split-tones, plunger, and other prepared techniques. As an improviser, he is equally comfortable playing with lots of space and in more intense improvisation settings. He frequently utilizes effects pedals and loopers to create ambient soundscapes that are more akin to movie soundtracks that free jazz. However, during his time growing up the San Francisco Bay Area, he played with greats like Glenn spearman, Marco Eneidi, Donald Robinson, Garth Powell, and George Cremasci to name a few. He has also performed with George Cartwrite, Chris Bates, Nathan Hanson, and Jason Robinson.

During his time away from playing free music, when he wasn't in school, he was playing with the "jazz version of Rage Against the Machine," Junkyard Empire. He also worked with many poets, inlcuding Amiri Baraka, EG Baily and Sha Cage, Khyle "Guante" Myhre, and others. 



King 4B straight horn (roughly 1979)



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