Our blogging pace will abate for a while. I am researching and writing liner notes for Scott Robinson’s next album. In it, he returns to his first love, the tenor saxophone, leaving behind the approximately 327 other instruments that he houses on his farm. Robinson tells me that he sometimes meets people who tell him they didn’t know that he plays tenor sax. I tell you emphatically that he does, as the video in a 2013 Rifftides post makes gloriously apparent. It highlights not only Robinson’s tenor sax power but also the synergy between him and Emil Viklický, the pianist who is one of his favorite sparring partners. To see and hear them, go here.
In the album to be released later this year by Arbors Records, Robinson’s remarkable rhythm section is Helen Sung, piano; Martin Wind, bass; and Dennis Mackrel, drums. I’ll let you know when it’s released.