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Allyn Robinson 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.

Allyn brought 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!

Sample the tunes in the music player for free (right). Click here to open the liner notes in a new window!

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Gretna Education P
rogram Spreads the Groove

Allyn's Concert and Clinic for Gretna Middle School on Wednesday, April 24, was a smashing success, as noted in this great Times-Picayune Article titled, "Top Gretna Middle School Students Enjoy Jazz Concert."

Click 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.

Click here to see the progam!

For more information about lessons, clinics and lectures, check out Allyn's Education Page

Allyn was featured in the September 2012 Issue of Modern Drummer magazine.

The 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.

From 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!

Click here to go to the video page!