Releases NEW RECORD!
Allyn Robinson is excited to announce the
release of his latest record, Dreams
Realized, My Life In Music!
The new record is a celebration of Allyn's
rich musical history and a stirring tribute to
Jaco Pastorius, Charles Brent and Wayne Cochran.
With a burning 16-piece R&B big band, Allyn
takes the listener on a musical journey across
the threshold where jazz intersects with soul,
funk and rhythm & blues.
together some of New Orleans' finest musicians
to record an incredible mix of original tunes by
bassist and musical director Chuck Archard, as
well as some exciting new arrangements of
classics by Jaco, Willie Tee, The Gaturs, Dizzy
Gillespie and Wayne Cochran and The C.C. Riders.
From the opening track, "Amelia," a Jaco composition
originally written and performed live with Allyn
and the Cochran band in '73, to the Three Views
of A Secret inspired, The Final View, this
record is...A Dream Realized!
tunes in the music player for free (right).
here to open the liner
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here to purchase from CD
Baby! Thank you for supporting independent
Gretna Education Program
Spreads the Groove
Allyn's Concert and Clinic for
Gretna Middle School on Wednesday, April 24, was
smashing success, as noted in this great
Times-Picayune Article titled, "Top Gretna
Middle School Students Enjoy Jazz Concert."
here to see the Article!
Allyn presented a program
entitled, "The Evolution of New Orleans
Drumming." Beginning with the Original Brass
Bands circa 1870, he provided the students a
musical primer on the history of New Orleans
drumming, demonstrating various styles essential
to the history of New Orleans. Allyn also paid
tribute to some of New Orleans' legendary
drummers, including Warren "Baby" Dodds, Earl
Palmer and Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste. Allyn
followed up the concert with a clinic for the
band members, providing hands-on instruction.
Allyn was joined by a fine cast of
musicians, including Jason Mingledorff
(Saxophone), Charlie Halloran
(Trombone), Anthony Brown
(Guitar) and Donald Ramsey
(Bass). The program was sponsored by Allyn
Robinson and Modified Cha Cha Productions
in support of music education in Gretna and the
Greater New Orleans Area.
here to see the progam!
information about lessons, clinics and lectures,
check out Allyn's
|Allyn was featured in the September 2012 Issue
of Modern Drummer magazine.
article provides a wonderful retrospective on
Allyn's career, including a discussion of his
close relationship with Jaco Pastorius, a rare
perspective on Allyn from Peter Erskine, and a
highlight of his current projects.
Wayne Cochran and the C.C. Riders to Dr. Hook,
Tab Benoit, and dozens of other collaborations -
Allyn holds a special place in music history. We
are excited for everyone to read the article and
would especially like to thank Cleve Warren and
the whole team at Modern Drummer magazine!
here to read the story!