s u b c o n s c i o u s c a f e @ lily pad
1353 Cambridge St. Cambridge, Mass.
617.388.1168 ~ ALL AGES ~ lily-pad.net/
Friday, 24 March 2006 / 9:30-11:30pm / $12 or b/o
rob chalfen & subconsciouscafe new chamber music presents
PETE ROBBINS & CENTRIC
pete robbins - alto sax & compositions /
ryan blotnick & mike gamble - guitars /
eliot cardinaux - nord electro /
thomas morgan - bass /
tyshawn sorey - drums
Pete Robbins curates and promotes a jazz series at the Cornelia Street Caf on behalf of the organization Music for America." The group is a partisan non-profit, promoting political and social awareness through live music. Groups led by such jazz legends as Dave Douglas, Uri Caine, Ravi Coltrane, Bill McHenry, Rodney Green, John O'Gallagher, and others share the bill with Robbins' own group at each concert. In September 2004, the Village Voice recognized Robbins' musical, promotional, and political efforts by naming him their featured jazz pick for the fall season.
Pete Robbins moved to New York in September, 2002, and immediately became a welcome presence on the creative music scene." He leads his group at such venues as the 55 Bar, Cornelia Street Caf, Detour, and others.
Centric, Robbins' debut album, was released by telepathy records (Boston) in 2002. It features tenor saxophonist extraordinaire George Garzone, as well as guitarist Mike Gamble, bassist Chris Van Voorst Van Beest, and drummer Pete Zimmer--all of whom are players on the New York jazz scene presently.
Robbins also dabbles in more avant-garde projects with such musicians as Mark Dresser, Randy Peterson, Daniel Levin, and Mary Halvorson. After stints in Boston and Copenhagen, Robbins now resides in Brooklyn.
the village voice - featured fall jazz pick (9/2004)
allaboutjazz.com - publisher's pick (12/2002)
all about jazz - new york - recommended pick (12/2002)
This guy rules ... a polished gun who shoots blanks could learn much about depth of tone, use of registers, and the element of surprise from this youngster"--DAN KING, the Village Voice
The vision and individuality of Pete Robbins ... continues to show that jazz is alive and well in the new millennium"--MARK F. TURNER, AllAboutJazz.com
[Robbins has] a cool tone and a thoughtfully off-kilter sensibility"--NATE CHINEN, the New York Times)
[His] original compositions reflect a highly creative mind at work ... Pete Robbins is a powerhouse of a talent"--LEE PROSSER, jazzreview.com
Pete can become a force. A real force. He's confident enough not to do what others might tell him"--PAUL BLEY