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Mark Robinson: Some Small Dive

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If you're going to go after the Great American Songbook--that is, music by Gershwin, Strayhorn, Mancini, and the like--you'd better bring some style and distinction to the table. San Francisco-based vocalist Mark Robinson does just that, indeed he does, with Some Small Dive, serving up his personal interpretations of a bunch of time-tested classics.He's got it all: emotional depth, distinctive phrasing--occasionally a tad off-kilter, but never distractingly so--and a pure and unaffected straightforward zest of delivery. He's a ...