"In the space of a few minutes, Robinson makes a strong musical statement and is able to take his listeners on musical excursions that are sometimes somber, sometimes slightly whimsical, but always intriguing." San Diego Troubadour
Welcome to my new and improved website, still a work in progress but you know what that's like!
Here we are in the era of Love in the Time of Corona, and I am super excited to present my new album, HYMN FOR HER.
To help stave off boredom, I am presenting--free of charge--the entire new album in mp3 quality. Just click on the video link below--after I talk for about 2 minutes, the music will play the album from beginning to end.
I would like to ask that if you dig the music or want to own your own hi-res WAV files (that will sound exponentially better on your high end audio systems as well as your phone or even in your car), please contact me at Jazzooo@aol.com. I'll ask you to PayPal me $10 to help cover the cost of recording and then I'll send you the 24 bit wav files and the original cover art.
HYMN FOR HER was recorded in Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende and features wonderful playing by drummer Hernan Hecht and bassist Benjamin Garcia. The amazing vocalist Iraida Noriega is also featured on our arrangement of RAIN. I'm in love with this new music.
A big shout out to Cookie Marenco and the folks at bluecoastmusic.com. We put together two 'best of' compilations (DYNAMIC and RANGE) available for download in WAV, FLAC and DSD format. And they've ALSO got the cool Latin Jazz album I recorded in San Miguel de Allende with Media Noche (Victor Monterrubio, Mario Torres and Ruben Olvera with special guests Iraida Noriega, Terry Townson, David Scott and Pedro Cartas) called BESOS OCULTOS. It's a gas!
I am way too sluggish in my updates, but let me assure you--life is moving forward and the music is in the driver's seat!
For those that don't know, in June of 2016 I lost one of my best fiends and Mexico lost it's finest jazz guitarist: Ken Basman passed away. Ken and I had been working on a duo CD featuring our telepathic improvised duets and even though we hadn't completed it, we had several great tracks done. I scoured my archives of our live gigs and found some wonderful--if sonically unpolished--examples of us at our best. The CD is called DUOTUNES and it's for sale at cdbaby.com and it's splendid. Many thanks to JAZZIZ Magazine for recognizing how special it is and featuring it on their 'summer jazz discoveries' sampler CD.
And in fact I'm very happy to announce that the San Diego Troubadour, gave DUOTUNES a rave review. Check it out--I couldn't be prouder. https://sandiegotroubadour.com/2018/04/doug-robinson-ken-basman-duotunes/