Robinson, Jason

Cuneiform, 2012CD
Instrument: Saxophone

Issue: 19.1

Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 3
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score Chart

O’s Notes: The title of Jason Robinson’s (sax) latest encounter intrigued us. It references the ancient Greek soothsayer Tiresias the blind prophet of Thebes, a man who changed gender and then back again. In relation to the music Robinson draws on the numerical symmetry of the mythical character, a relationship between 7 and 2. His supporting musicians include Marcus Rojas (tuba), Marty Ehrlich (sax), Drew Gress (b) and Liberty Ellman (g). The resulting eight original compositions have quite a bit of character extending into free jazz on occasion while maintaining poise. “Radiate” is a captivating tune and one of the highlights of the set.


Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz