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Spike Robinson

Spike Robinson was nearly the last main tenor stylist who played within the 4 Brothers’ cool-toned design popularized by Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, and Al Cohn. The extraordinary part is the fact that Robinson appeared to emerge completely shaped in 1981 when he had been previous 50. Originally he began on alto when he was 12 and, after getting in the armed forces, in 1950 Robinson used a few of England’s best bop musicians, documenting with them. Nevertheless, after he came back towards the U.S., Robinson got a qualification in anatomist and had per day work in Colorado for another 30 years, simply gigging on the part-time basis in regional night clubs on tenor. When he started playing music full-time in 1981, Robinson originally created a tiny feeling. Spike Robinson continuing swinging (frequently sounding near Stan Getz) and documented many excellent pieces for Breakthrough, Capri, Concord, and especially Hep. He passed on in fall 2001 at his house in Writtle in southern Britain at age 71.

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