Here are the recordings I'm most proud of!

Please listen to the free samples and then download whatever you like. Thanks for supporting independent musicians. 

NOTE: Some of these tracks are one-man band affairs, while others feature guest artists including Michelle Abby, Scott Amendola, Ken Basman, Dave Carpenter, Pedro Cartas, Peter Erskine, Carl Evans Jr., Hollis Gentry lll, Bruce Gilbert, Tim Hazell, Wayne Johnson, Mitch Manker, Victor Monterrubio, Duncan Moore, Whitney Moore, Iraida Noriega, Ruben Olvera, John Patitucci, Frank Rehak, Andy Robinson, David Scott, Bob Sheppard, Mike Stern, Peter Sprague, Tripp Sprague, Paul Sundfor, Mario Torres, Terry Townson and several other great musicians. 

START WITH WATER

Doug Robinson and the H2Orchestra

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Soulful, relaxing and trippy music--a tribute of sorts to the early Windham Hill era.

"Mind-blowing, both sonically and emotionally. I found myself transported more than once. Just superb grooves, instrumental choices/deliveries and production."

"Listening end to end now and loving it. "Not Lost Anymore" is a hell of an intro song and it stays

Soulful, relaxing and trippy music--a tribute of sorts to the early Windham Hill era.

"Mind-blowing, both sonically and emotionally. I found myself transported more than once. Just superb grooves, instrumental choices/deliveries and production."

"Listening end to end now and loving it. "Not Lost Anymore" is a hell of an intro song and it stays strong from there."

Cover art and design by Paul Segal; mastered by Mark Briggs at Falcon Eddy Studios

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HYMN FOR HER

Doug Robinson

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"Modern jazz at its finest." Blue Coast Music

Original jazz recorded in Mexico City featuring Doug Robinson on piano and synths, Hernán Hecht on drums, and Benjamin Garcia on bass, with special guest vocalist Iraida Noriega on "Rain."

Cover art by Eva Sicilia; design by Paul Segal; mastered by Mark Briggs at Falcon Eddy Studios

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DUOTUNES with Ken Basman

Doug Robinson

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Telepathic improvised piano/guitar duets with the late great Ken Basman. Also includes three tracks recorded with Mo' Ritmo (Ken and myself, plus Victor Monterrubio and Antonio Lozoya).

Reviews:

DUOTUNES from the San Diego Troubadour: https://sandiegotroubadour.com/doug-robinson-ken-basman-duotunes/

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Telepathic improvised piano/guitar duets with the late great Ken Basman. Also includes three tracks recorded with Mo' Ritmo (Ken and myself, plus Victor Monterrubio and Antonio Lozoya).

Reviews:

DUOTUNES from the San Diego Troubadour: https://sandiegotroubadour.com/doug-robinson-ken-basman-duotunes/

Design by Michaela Basman; photo by Sean Reagan

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BESOS OCULTOS

Doug Robinson and Media Noche

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Featuring Victor Monterrubio, drums and percussion; Mario Torres, percussion; Rubén Olvera, bass.

With special guests Terry Townson, flugelhorn; David Scott, saxes and flute; Iraida Noriega, vocals; Pedro Cartas, violin; Antones Andreou, trombone; Andrew Peruzzini, trumpet

"I'm a fan of latin percussion and the rhythm section is first class. I

Featuring Victor Monterrubio, drums and percussion; Mario Torres, percussion; Rubén Olvera, bass.

With special guests Terry Townson, flugelhorn; David Scott, saxes and flute; Iraida Noriega, vocals; Pedro Cartas, violin; Antones Andreou, trombone; Andrew Peruzzini, trumpet

"I'm a fan of latin percussion and the rhythm section is first class. I highly recommend this album to anyone who appreciates great jazz." R. Thaler

"This is an amazing piece of music that draws the listener in and holds their interest until the end." Mark Cline

Recorded by Gabe Heiser, Aron Basman and Doug Robinson

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SOLO/PIANO

Doug Robinson

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17 of my favorite compositions, scaled down to their essence.

Reviews: " I found myself being drawn in again and again as Robinson played each piece...He conveys a great deal of thought and emotion without coming close to sentimentality. Can it be said that there is wisdom in a performance?"

San Diego Troubador:

17 of my favorite compositions, scaled down to their essence.

Reviews: " I found myself being drawn in again and again as Robinson played each piece...He conveys a great deal of thought and emotion without coming close to sentimentality. Can it be said that there is wisdom in a performance?"

San Diego Troubador: http://sandiegotroubadour.com/2014/03/doug-robinson-solopiano/

JAZZIZ Magazine: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dougandglendainmexico11/9474700519/

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One from JAZZIZ Magazine, again for Solo/Piano:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dougandglendainmexico11/9474700519/

And a brand new one for "Forest Movement 6.5" from LOVE ALL WAYS in Recording Magazine:
http://www.recordingmag.com/tapereviews/2016/03/315.html

LOVE ALL WAYS

Doug Robinson

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Cover art by Juan Ezcurdia.

I think this is my best work ever. The first 9 tracks (heard here as track 1) comprise a 29 minute suite called ANIMALS.

It is followed by several shorter standalone compositions.

I am playing everything with the exception of a guitar solo (Ken Basman), a scat solo (Bobby Kaplan), caliber (Andy Robinson), synth (Keli

Cover art by Juan Ezcurdia.

I think this is my best work ever. The first 9 tracks (heard here as track 1) comprise a 29 minute suite called ANIMALS.

It is followed by several shorter standalone compositions.

I am playing everything with the exception of a guitar solo (Ken Basman), a scat solo (Bobby Kaplan), caliber (Andy Robinson), synth (Keli Marks) and saxophone (Tripp Sprague).

Here is a glowing review from Recording Magazine for one track, "Forest Movement 6.5"

Doug Robinson Equipment Used: Logic 9 on a Mac Mini Server with Steinberg MR816csx interface and Mackie Control Universal Pro control surface, running Apple Logic Pro 9 and Spectrasonics Omnisphere; Roland VS-1680 desktop recorder. AKG 414 (x2), Earthworks SR1 (x2), and Studio Projects C1 and B1 mics. Millennia HV3B preamps. Genelec 1030A monitors with Mackie Big Knob monitor controller. Yamaha nylon-string travel guitar; Gibson J-45 acoustic guitar played with an EBow, fingers, and as a drum on the back of the guitar; Le Soprano acoustic drums with Zildjian cymbals; Suzuki Andes 25 reed melodica, Hammond 44 melodica, assorted hand percussion and electronic percussion.

Production Notes & Credits: "Forest Movement 6.5" is a world music instrumental song. Doug wrote, performed, recorded, and mixed the track. Ron Marinelli did the mastering.

Reviewed By: Marty Peters

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Greetings, everybody, and welcome to SPOTLIGHT. This month's featured track is a largely acoustic-based instrumental that features some tasty playing, as well as a few instrumental surprises, all wrapped up in a most interesting arrangement. Let's break down Doug's submission and see just what all this sonic goodness is about.

While we have heard minimal song intros during our time at RECORDING Magazine, perhaps none have been as sparse as Doug's hand-slapped acoustic guitar. In short order, however, we are greeted with a beautifully performed and recorded nylon-string guitar part that establishes the song's melody. Though the exact signal chain that Doug used to track the guitar is unknown, his gear list includes more than a few pieces that would provide this kind of quality, including the AKG C414 and Earthworks SR1 microphones as well as the Millenia HV-3B preamps. Of course, gear can only capture what it's given, and Doug's stellar playing makes for a complete package.

As the song continues to build, we are met with additional sound sources, including melodica, as well as acoustic and electronic percussion, all presented with the same skill on both sides of the glass. It is the steel string guitar sound here, however, that is the icing on the cake in our view.

To an arrangement already ripe with mystery, Doug adds an acoustic guitar part played via an EBow. For those of you unfamiliar with this device, it's an electromagnetic machine that the guitar player holds gently above a string on his guitar instead of a pick. The EBow induces vibration in the string, causing it to sound as if being played by a bow.

While we have heard EBows used on several submissions down through the years here at Readers' Tracks, this may be the only time we have heard it accomplished on an acoustic guitar -- in this case Doug's Gibson J-45 -- and we must say that the results are most satisfactory. The controlled nature of the performance lends a fantastic sense of drama to a track already full of emotion, and really seals the deal here in our opinion. Well done!

Summary: Top notch in all aspects!

Contact: Doug Robinson, jazzooo@aol.com"

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SITJAZZDOWN

Doug Robinson

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Tight, melodic fusion featuring Doug Robinson, keyboards, vibes, percussion and V-Drums; Dave Carpenter, basses; Peter Erskine, drums; Mike Miller and Peter Sprague, guitar; Bob Sheppard, tenor sax

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A FOREST OF AMERICAS

Doug Robinson and Tim Hazell

Co-composed with my late multi-talented friend Tim Hazell, A Forest of Americas is an ambitious suite featuring the instruments and styles of classical, jazz and PreHispanic music. This is one of several sold out live performances, recorded by Tom Graham In San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

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Doug's Discography