Multijazz Records 1984
All selections arranged by Scott Robinson except "Sure As You're Born"
- Sure As You're Born (Johnny Mandel) (6:57)
- Ben (dedicated to Ben Webster) (Scott Robinson) (5:33)
- I'm Coming Virginia (Don Heywood) (4:58)
- If I Were A Bell (Frank Loesser) (6:32)
- Muskrat Ramble/Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
(Kid Ory/T. Layton and H. Creamer Shapiro) (6:29)
- New (Scott Robinson) (5:36)
- Blue and Sentimental (Count Basie)
- Survival On Venus (a Science Fiction Adventure) (Scott Robinson) (5:53)
- Scott Robinson: multiple instruments
- Niels Lan Doky: piano
- Ira Coleman: bass
- Klaus Suonsaari: drums
Scott Robinson is what I call one of the new super musicians - people like Wynton Marsalis and Herbie Hancock. He plays many different musical instruments, and plays them all exceptionally well. He even invents some of them himself! He is comfortable with many styles and periods of music, and as you listen to him you can hear their influences in his playing. I'm sure that Scott Robinson, and musicians like him, are going to have a really positive effect on the development of artistic music.
New York, April 1984
Scott Robinson is an extremely versatile musician. He plays many instruments amazingly well. He has a solid musical foundation. But what I like about him is the way he plays. He is quite unpredictable and absolutely uninhibited. He has a wealth of ideas, and the technique to bring them forth. I think that Scott is one of the most impressive young jazz soloists in the scene today. I also think that he's a little crazy ... he's got to be, to play the way he plays - and I think that's great!
Copenhagen, April 1984
Scott Robinson plays the following instruments on this album (listed in order of appearance):
"Sure As You're Born": trumpet, soprano sax
"Ben": tenor sax
"I'm Coming Virginia": C-melody sax
"If I Were A Bell": ophicleide, normaphon, double-belled euphonium
"Mustkrat Ramble": all instruments - cornet, clarinet, trombone, tuba, banjo, drums, soprano and sopranino recorders
"Way Down Yonder In New Orleans": clarinet, tuba, piccolo, cornet, trombone, C-soprano sax
"New": tenor sax
"Blue And Sentimental": trombone, tenor and alto saxes, cornets
"Survival On Venus": baritone sax, normaphon, drums and percussion, temple blocks, organ pipes, bombarde, solaristic sound sculptures, E-flat soprano clarinet, mellophone, baritone sax, french horn, bass clarinet, rotary valved posthorn, helicon, slide trumpet, alto valve trombone, Highland bagpipes, cornet, soprano sax, double-belled euphonium, alto clarinet, tenor saxes.
"Blue and Sentimental" is dedicated to the memory of the great Count Basie, who left us shortly after it was recorded.
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