Saxophonist Jason Robinson is alert and ready to work his place in the scheme of things, from jazz itself and music at large, to the existential particulars of philosophy. A supple technician with a penchant for abstract thought, he splices together different strains of theory and logic with combinatory takes on period, school and style. A deeply ingrained reverence and sense for jazz history comes out in his carefully calibrated, often composed body of multivalent, multicolored music. Equally informed by history and theory, philosophy and feeling, he courses swiftly between rough and smooth, hard and soft, hot andbeing Californiancool.
All About Jazz Contributor c" Gordon Marshall spoke with Robinson recently, about his three new releases, all issued the same monthThe Two Faces of Janus (Cuneiform, 2010), Cerulean Landscape (Clean Feed, 2010) (with Anthony Davis
, and Cerberus Reigning
(Accretions, 2010)as well as his overall approach and occupying the hidden area between mainstream orthodoxy and the left-of-center avant-garde. Read about all this and more, in Gordon's in-depth interview, Jason Robinson: The New Western
, published today at All About Jazz.
But there's more. To celebrate the release of The Two Faces of Janus, Cerulean Landscape and Cerberus Reigning, All About Jazz is bring you even more coverage:
Read AAJ Contributor Troy Collins' insightful CD Review of The Two Faces of Janus, also published today;
- Watch Robinson, as a member of his longstanding group Cosmologic, perform his Theme for Darfur," from a 2008 show, Today's Video.
All About Jazz is committed to bringing you the most extensive coverage anywhere surrounding new releases. Be sure to check out all the buzz about Jason Robinson and The Two Faces of Janus, Cerulean Landscape, and Cerberus Reigning, at All About Jazz today!