Robin Eubanks Sextet 4:JJ / Slide / Curtis & Al
- Released: May 5, 1998
- Label: Tcb Music
- 2.Shorter Bu
- 3.Black Nile
- 4.A Child Is Born
- 5.Speak Low
- 6.Struttin' and Swingin'
- 7.Back in the Day
- 8.Sunset in Bahia
- 9.Jam on the Spot
Personnel includes: Robin Eubanks (trombone); Antonio Hart (alto & tenor saxophones); Duane Eubanks (trumpet); Mike Cain (piano); Lonnie Plaxico (bass); Gene Jackson (drums).
Recorded at Eastside Studios, New York, New York on December 1 & 2, 1995. Includes liner notes by Robin Eubanks and Aleardo G. Buzzi.
Personnel: Robin Eubanks (trombone); Antonio Hart (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Duane Eubanks (trumpet); Michael Cain (piano); Gene Jackson (drums).
Liner Note Author: Robin Eubanks.
Recording information: East Side Sound, NY (12/01/1995-12/02/1995).
Photographers: Mark Malabrigo; Aleardo G. Buzzi.
Arranger: Robin Eubanks.
The title, if you couldn't figure it out, refers to the trombone legends J.J. Johnson, Slide Hampton, Curtis Fuller and Al Grey. Eubanks proves himself a more than capable heir to their legacy on this highly satisfying album of bop and post-bop. He and a fine band (Mike Cain, Lonnie Plaxico, Gene Jackson, Antonio Hart) offer six originals inspired by his trombone mentors, plus three standards. Of special note is the first appearance on record of Robin's brother Duane on trumpet, a promising addition to a talented musical family. ~ Joel Roberts
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