HENRY ROBINETT

Post-Fusion Contemporary / Pop/Art Song/Folk / Hard Bop • United States
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American jazz musician, recording artist, composer, bandleader, teacher, and the list goes on, has been playing guitar six age thirteen. Robinett comes from an impressive musical bloodline, his father being a first cousin of the legendary jazz bassist Charles Mingus. Henry’s early musical influences were Jimi Hendrix and Charles Mingus, the latter with whom Henry lived in New York City for a short time. Henry has often reflected on what a profound impact the bassist has had on his life. He also remembers associations with saxophone great Sonny Rollins and rock legend Joni Mitchell. He has played and toured over the globe. Henry now resides in Sacramento. His latest CD called is “I Have Known Mountains”, the title inspired by the Langston Hughes poem, “I’ve Known Rivers.” This is the 5th of his own CDs. He is also a founding member of The Capital Jazz Project and has read more...
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HENRY ROBINETT The Henry Robinett Group album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Henry Robinett Group
Post-Fusion Contemporary 1987
HENRY ROBINETT The Henry Robinett Group : When Fortresses Fall album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Henry Robinett Group : When Fortresses Fall
Post-Fusion Contemporary 1995
HENRY ROBINETT The Henry Robinett Group : Life X 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Henry Robinett Group : Life X 2
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1997
HENRY ROBINETT The Henry Robinett Group ‎: Uncommon Prayer & Other Short Stories album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Henry Robinett Group ‎: Uncommon Prayer & Other Short Stories
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2000
HENRY ROBINETT I Have Known Mountains album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Have Known Mountains
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2015
HENRY ROBINETT Jazz Standards Then, Volume 1 album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Jazz Standards Then, Volume 1
Hard Bop 2019

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HENRY ROBINETT The Henry Robinett Group : When Fortresses Fall - Radio Edits album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Henry Robinett Group : When Fortresses Fall - Radio Edits
Pop/Art Song/Folk 1995

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HENRY ROBINETT Jazz Standards Then, Volume 1

Album · 2019 · Hard Bop
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Guitarist Henry Robinett has been playing jazz since the late 70s, including stints in NYC with big names like Hal Galper, Clifford Jordon, Muhal Richard Abrams and Chico Freeman. Since the late 80s he has been recording as a leader, usually in a somewhat radio friendly style of fusion with influences from around the world. If you are already familiar with his previous albums, then it might come as a surprise that his latest offering, “Jazz Standards Volume 1”, is a set of grooving hard bop played with energy and playful creativity. These tracks were not actually recorded recently, instead, they were recorded back in 2000 and have been sitting on the shelf since then. Apparently Henry gave them a listen again and decided they were worth putting out and it’s a good thing because this is one of the better recordings of these well known tunes in recent years. Its hard breathing new life into songs that have been recorded by so many, it takes a lot from an artist to lift these up one more time, and Robinett and his quartet come through on every track.

Henry’s playing is often in a rapid abstract blues bop style, maybe somewhat similar to Joe Pass or Barney Kessel, but really he has a personal voice all his own, particularly when he goes into a skittering barrage of muted notes as sheets of sound. Pianist Joe Gilman is similar in his playing that mixes in the pocket hard bop with more extravagant excursions that push the band. As a quartet they present a healthy variety from the high speed, “The Way You Look Tonight”, to the mysterious, “Soul Eyes”, and the rambunctious free wheeling chaotic energy of “Invitation”.

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