An intermittent soloist, Eli Robinson was an excellent section trombonist with big rings. After developing up in Charleston, WV, Robinson began playing trombone when he was 16. He performed locally, relocated to Detroit in 1928, shifted to Cincinnati in 1930 and used territory bands such as for example those led by Alex Jackson, Frank Terry, Acceleration Webb and Zack Whyte. After dealing with McKinney’s Natural cotton Pickers, Robinson worked well and documented with Blanche Calloway in 1935. Shifting to NY in 1936, he used the big rings of Willie Bryant and Teddy Hill, in addition to the Mills Blue Tempo Music group. The trombonist gigged with Roy Eldridge in 1939, was section of Lucky Millinder’s big music group and then got his most well-known association, using Count number Basie’s Orchestra from 1941-47. Robinson got a later on stint with Millinder and was with Friend Tate’s Superstar Orchestra for an extended period that were only available in 1954 and lasted until close to the end of his existence. Robinson documented with Basie and with Tate (1958) but under no circumstances led his personal record date.