Scott Robinson Plays Thad Jones: Forever Lasting
Arbors RecordsARCD: 19276
Scott Robinson plays: C-Flute, C-Melody sax, F-Mezzo-Soprano sax, Tenor sax, Thundersheet, Bass sax, Eb-Soprano flute, Contrabass Sarrusophone, Theremin, Alto clarinet, Bell, Echo cornet, French horn, Flugelhourn
Mike LeDonne-Hammond B-3 organ
Hank Jones-piano (8)
At Thad's memorial service, Frank Foster said that Thad Jones fit most comfortably into the lineage of Jazz Royalty as one of America's great composers like Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Thelonius Monk, Horace Silver, Benny Golson, Wayne Shorter, and Tadd Dameron, etc. Thad Jones, the trumpeter/composer, is truly one of our most unsung treasures in jazz history. When you listen to Scott's rendering of Thad's beautiful melodies, you too, will agree with Mr. Foster while becoming a huge fan of Scott Robinson. Scott Robinson is another truly unique individual that will surprise your senses in every way. He possesses an immense musical savvy. His creativeness on each tune is abundant, but never in excess so as to destroy the mood or direction of each piece. His improvisations are clever, witty and swinging.
—From the CD notes by Rufus Reid
Quietude, To You, Interloper, Don't Ever Leave Me, Three and One, Yours and Mine, Fingers, All My Yesterdays, TNA Blues, A Child is Born, Walkin' About, Kids Are Pretty People, The Summary, Greetings and Salutations