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The Mingus Article

The Mingus Article

I kept this article in my wallet for many, many years.  The purpose was to remind me to keep my big mouth shut. When I was living with them I wasn't told that the fact that Mingus had Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease - ALS) was a secret. No one was...

Reviews for Jazz Standards Vol 1 THEN

Reviews for Jazz Standards Vol 1 THEN

There have been LOTs of reviews in on Jazz Standards Vol 1, Then! Wonderful to see Henry Robinett's "Jazz Standards, Vol. 1: Then" on the CD HotList's recommended purchases for libraries. Thanks so much to Rick Anderson for making this CD a "Rick's Pick!" “Robinett’s...

Jailhouse Blues — Interview in Sun Magazine

Jailhouse Blues — Interview in Sun Magazine

In 1993 jazz musician Henry Robinett received a call asking if he was interested in teaching guitar to prison inmates. He said yes because he needed the money and also because he was curious.

Henry Robinett: I Have Known Mountains

Henry Robinett: I Have Known Mountains

This fifth release from guitarist Henry Robinett has more than its fair share of hook-laden numbers, deep rivers, tributes, and positive musical offerings.

Music Review: Henry Robinett – I Have Known Mountains

Music Review: Henry Robinett – I Have Known Mountains

Jack Goodstein April 6, 2016 Melody is the key to I Have Known Mountains, the latest release from guitarist Henry Robinett. He fronts a sextet featuring Joe Gilman on piano, Tom Brechtlein on drums, Joshua Thurston-Milgrom on acoustic bass, Rob Lemas on electric bass,...

I Have Known Mountains — The Jazz Writer Review

I Have Known Mountains — The Jazz Writer Review

by Woodrow Wilkins For his fifth outing as a leader, guitarist Henry Robinett composed a diverse array of music. The result, I Have Known Mountains (Nefertiti Records, 2016), is an eclectic mix of sounds. Performing with Robinett are Joe Gilman, piano; Tom Brechtlein,...

First Post

First Post

I had a great dream once, a long time ago. It’s the only one I can recall that actually changed my life. In it I lived in an extremely small, up stairs, cramped apartment. No room for anything but a bed, a chair and a dresser with clothes piled high.  I was preparing...

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