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Robin Eubanks

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Track Listing
1. Wakte Up Call
2. United
3. Ceora
4. Soliloquy
5. Oriental Folk Song
6. You Are Too beautiful
7. Scrapple from the Apple
8. Rush Hour

Detailed Description / Musicians
Musicians:
Robin Eubanks - Trombone
Antonio Hart - Alto Saxohone
Duane Eubanks - Trumpet
Eric Lewis - Piano
Lonnie Plaxico - Bass
Gene Jackson - Drums

Description:
A former Jazz Messenger who has also performed with the Elvin Jones Jazz Machine and the Dave Holland Quintet, trombonist Robin Eubanks' Sirocco Jazz debut is also the first recording for the British label. For this recording Eubanks gathered a group of old friends, alto saxophonist Antonio Hart, bassist Lonnie Plaxico, and drummer Gene Jackson, plus newcomers pianist Eric Lewis and trumpeter Duane Eubanks, Robin's younger brother, to perform a program of three originals, four jazz classics, two of them by Wayne Shorter, and the standard "You Are Too Beautiful." Eubanks' big sound, improvisational imagination, and genre-crossing versatility have made him one of the busier trombonists on the jazz scene, with Eubanks staying in a modern post-bop vein for this recording. Favorites include the two Shorter compositions, "United," given an Afro-Latin treatment here, and "Oriental Folk Song," staying close to the original, with "Elvinish" feel courtesy of Jackson and the head played by trumpet and trombone. Other favorites include Eubanks' compositions, the beautiful "Soliloquy," the frantic title track, based on a rapid repeating figure played by trombone and alto sax, and the up-tempo blues "Rush Hour." A welcome addition to the Eubanks discography.

--Greg Turner
All Music Guide


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Website: http://www.robineubanks.com

Robin Eubanks is a musician that is always looking to express and communicate his life through music. Currently, his primary means of doing this is by leading his band, Mental Images, performing with the critically acclaimed, multi-award winning, Dave Holland Quintet and his position as Assistant Professor of Jazz Trombone at the Oberlin Conservatory.

He has long been considered to be at the forefront of new directions in music and on the trombone in particular. His recording, Get 2 It, has received rave reviews. Jazz Times said, "Live, as on record, Eubanks makes it all work artfully, like tiles in an intricate, logical yet intuitive, and slightly surreal mosaic....[he is] one of the finest jazz trombonists alive..."

Robin has studied music and the trombone since he was eight years old and continues to do so. After graduating cum laude from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, he moved to New York to further his development. He's amassed an impressive, varied array of musical experiences. Robin has performed and/or recorded with Elvin Jones' Jazz Machine, Mingus Big Band, the Rolling Stones, Slide Hampton's Jazz Masters, Eddie Palmieri, Talking Heads, Barbra Streisand, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and many others. He's done work on television and film including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Saturday Night Live, "Jungle Fever" and "Mo' Better Blues." He's also performed on Broadway in "Black and Blue," "Dream Girls" and "Grease." Robin lectures and conducts master classes at many leading educational institutons throughout the U.S. and abroad. He's also been a multiple winner of both DownBeat and Swing Journal's International Polls.

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