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Album Review

This CD draws its material from three different New Orleans jazz sessions recorded for Pearl and Center that feature trombonist Jim Robinson. Due to the somewhat erratic playing of some of the sidemen (most notably trumpeter Kid Thomas Valentine), this set is not essential, but there is certainly plenty of spirit. Four songs feature a septet from 1964; an octet jams on six numbers from 1965; and there is a rendition of "Gasket Street Blues" taken from a 1974 date. The emphasis is on ensembles, although there are solos from Valentine and trumpeter Ernest Cagnolatti, Robinson, the underrated altoist Capt. John Handy and clarinetists Sammy Rimington, Albert Burbank and Orange Kellin.


Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '90s

Jim Robinson was a very reliable New Orleans trombonist who was much more consistent than most of the musicians he performed with, never seeming to have an off day. A jazz pioneer, Robinson played guitar as a child and started playing trombone in 1917, while stationed in France during World War I; he was already 24. He started working in New Orleans in 1919 with Kid Rena, the Golden Leaf Band, and the Tuxedo Band. In 1923, Robinson became part of the Morgan band which, under Sam Morgan's leadership,...
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Classic New Orleans Jazz Vol. 2 from the Rare Center Series, Jim Robinson
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  • 8,99 €
  • Genres: Jazz, Music
  • Released: 1992

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