This bassist began performing with vocalist, songwriter, and poet Gil Scott-Heron in the late ’70s, first appearing within Scott-Heron’s accompanying Midnight Band with pianist Brian Jackson within the introspective 1978 Brain of Gil Scott-Heron. Robbie Gordon continuing dealing with this group in to the ’80s, after Jackson’s departure. Gordon can be presented on Scott-Heron’s 1994 return recording entitled Spirits, which he distributed bass responsibilities with Fima Ephron aswell as the album’s maker, Malcolm Cecil. The mix of politics lyrics and musical affects from both jazz and funk entirely on these and additional Scott-Heron records have already been regarded highly important in the introduction of both rap and acidity jazz. It’s the last mentioned design that Gordon provides gravitated toward by himself, creating a outstanding solo record in 1996. Accurately entitled Still Developing, the CD blended together a large part of Gordon’s primary compositions with addresses of both Scott-Heron and Jaco Pastorius. For quite some time following this discharge, Gordon offered as an in-house manufacturer for the Acidity Jazz label. He in addition has stepped into submitting projects, in 2004 making the book Normal Man by another Scott-Heron associate, Tag T. Watson (aka Malik Al-Nasir).