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Scott Robinson: Tenormore

Read "Tenormore" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


When attempting to lend form to the term “rara avis" in jazz, Scott Robinson instantly appears in the mind's eye. He's most easily recognized these days as a horn heavy on the most standard of heavy horns, adding ballast and low-end individuality to the sound of Maria Schneider's orchestra with his baritone saxophone, but Robinson is also beyond proficient—a virtuoso, in fact—on numerous instruments that most people don't even know exist. His arsenal includes theremin, ophicleide, sarrusophone, alto clarinet, echo ...

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Scott Robinson: Scott Robinson Plays the Compositions of Thad Jones: Forever Lasting

Read "Scott Robinson Plays the Compositions of Thad Jones: Forever Lasting" reviewed by Ken Dryden


Thad Jones was best known as an outstanding composer/arranger, in addition to his abilities as a trumpeter and bandleader (various small groups, the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra and the Count Basie Orchestra, the latter following Basie's Death). Scott Robinson has long been an admirer of Jones and he may be one of the first to devote an entire CD to the late composer's works, which includes fourteen songs, several of which have been rarely recorded. This release compiles selections from ...

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Album Review

Scott Robinson & the Emil Viklicky Trio: Summertime

Read "Summertime" reviewed by Jeff Stockton


Scott Robinson has been affected a bit by the Roland Kirk syndrome. His interest in and ability to play just about every saxophone ever invented--and some that haven't--has obscured his talent to listeners more comfortable with musicians that can be identified by a single instrument, in spite of being very active recently both as a leader and member of Joe Lovano's Nonet.

Pianist Emil Viklicky is the best known jazz musician working in the Czech Republic today but ...

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Scott Robinson: Jazz Ambassador

Read "Scott Robinson: Jazz Ambassador" reviewed by Mitchell Seidel


Looking at Scott Robinson, with his large glasses, high forehead and generally owlish countenance, you might take him for some sort of scientist. Interestingly enough, that's not far from the truth. In fact, one of the New Jersey resident's latest endeavors involves converting his two-car garage to what he hopes will be a “sonic laboratory" for rehearsals and various recording projects. “I've always, deep down thought of myself as a kind of mad scientist type, so I've ...


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