Henry Robinett Quartet: Then Again-Jazz Standards Volume 2 — Then Again Reviews

Apr 2, 2021

Here’s long list of very appreciated reviews on our latest album: Henry Robinett Quartet: Then Again-Jazz Standards Volume 2.

March 11, 2021

JazzWeekly by George Harris

“Robinett’s tone and style is reminiscent of Grant Green, tensile and tasty… Comfort food on strings.”

Henry Robinett Quartet: Then Again-Jazz Standards Volume 2

February 28, 2021

CD Hotlist by Rick Anderson

“Robinett leads with confidence, playing in a mellow-toned but assured style and adeptly negotiating the harmonic space he shares with pianist Joe Gilman. If your collection already holds the first volume, then this one is an essential complement to it. And if it doesn’t, then buy both of them.”

February 26, 2021

Roots Music Report by Joe Ross

“Robinett demonstrates great speed, creativity and dexterity while also expressing statements of real musical value… The band is tight, and solos are inventive. Robinett plays with a nice light touch of delicacy and fluidity. This is an expertly played set, and I look forward to the remaining two volumes in the four-part series.”

February 24, 2021

All About Jazz by Pierre Giroux

“The band is in a solid groove with faithful command of the material and the improvisations are full of creativity and surprise… Sometimes the old stuff is the best stuff.”

February 24, 2021

Keys & Chords by Patrick van de Wiele

“For those who love swinging guitar work.”

February 12, 2021

Goldmine Magazine/Jazzology by Mike Greenblatt

“The material has been elevated from the dated to the sublime…. His quartet with pianist Joe Gilman, bassist Chris Symer and drummer Michael Stephans is sterling, the best of the best of the Northern California scene… Excavating rock from the substratum of long-dead culture and making it shine anew like a rare gem is no small feat. Think you’ve had enough of these songs? Think again.”

January 11, 2021

Bebop Spoken Here by Lance Liddle (UK)

“Robinett is in the cool groove that Pass, Kessel and Ellis almost made their own – almost! Our man proves himself more than capable of walking tall  in that exalted company… if you bought the previous volume you’ll want this one (and vice versa) – they’re both quite magical.”

January 2, 2021

Musical Memoirs by Dee Dee McNeil

“Henry Robinett has a light, precise touch on his guitar strings.  As a lover of ‘swing’ and bebop, I am drawn to Henry Robinett’s music like a fish to water.  I find a comfort level swimming in his clearly defined melodies and soaking up his rich improvisations. Every tune becomes a favorite and each arrangement is brilliantly highlighted by the gold-plated excellence of these musicians.”

January 1, 2021

From Plastic to Vinyl by Paul D. Berg

“Musicianship was very good providing a tight, enjoyable and entertaining performance…This album is really all about Henry’s electric guitar performance that was excellent.”

Henry Robinett Quartet – Then Again – CD Review

December 23, 2020

Music Log by Michael Doherty

“Totally delicious and fluid guitar-playing…There is so much impressive work here from all four musicians, and yet it all seems to flow so easily and naturally.

December 23, 2020

Take Effect by Tom Haugen

“Amazingly, both this and Volume 1 were impromptu sessions fleshed out across 2 days with Robinett at the helm. With his swingin’ and very capable improvisers on hand, they put an inimitable spin on some classic tunes that have rarely sounded better… a timeless jazz approach that sounds as great today as it will a century from now.”

December 21, 2020

Contemporary Fusion Reviews by Dick Metcalf

“Some of the most superbly swinging, accessible jazz you’ve ever listened to… my choice for personal favorite is “Milestones”… the quartet infuses this tune with an original energy that will make you come back to listen again and again…”

Superbly swinging accessible jazz guitar Henry Robinett Quartet – Jazz Standards Volume 2, Then Again

December 21, 2020

Part-Time Audiophile by Marc Phillips

“Vol. 1 is a winner, a masterful outing from a very talented jazz guitarist. Vol. 2 is equally intriguing and is consistent enough with the first volume that this could have been released as a double album. After you hear these two volumes, you’ll be anxious for the rest, just like me.”

Henry Robinett Quartet, Then and Then Again | The Vinyl Anachronist

December 18, 2020

Midwest Record by Chris Spector

“Note perfect, swinging club jazz, Robinett and his gang swing the classics righteously with a set that will appeal to you!”

December 15, 2020

The Art Music Lounge by Lynn Rene Bayley

“Robinett is an exceptional jazz guitarist, one of the very few around today who I will go out of my way to listen to. Highly recommended!”

December 11, 2020

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