Robin Eubanks

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Robin Eubanks
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Robin Eubanks at the Torino Jazz Festival in 2007
Background information
Birth name Robin Eubanks
Born October 25, 1955
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Instruments Trombone

Robin Eubanks is an American jazz and jazz fusion slide trombonist, the brother of guitarist Kevin Eubanks and trumpeter Duane Eubanks. His uncles are jazz pianist Ray Bryant and bassist Tommy Bryant.

Biography[edit]

He was born October 25, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Robin first appeared on the jazz scene in the early 1980's. He played with Slide Hampton, Sun Ra, and Stevie Wonder. Robin also played with the jazz drummer Art Blakey in his band, the Jazz Messengers, and in the band of jazz drummer Elvin Jones . He was a contributor on fellow jazz trombonist Steve Turre's 2003 release One4J: Paying Homage to J.J. Johnson. Eubanks has also released several albums as a bandleader.

Robin played for 15 years in double bassist Dave Holland's quintet, sextet, octet and big band. J.J. Johnson recommended Robin for the position at the Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio, where he is now a tenured professor of Jazz Trombone and Jazz Composition. He has also taught at New England Conservatory and Berklee College of Music in Boston. Robin has been a member in the all star group, the SFJAZZ Collective, for the past 7 years.

He is one of the pioneers of M-Base, a musical concept he pioneered with other musicians such as Steve Coleman and Greg Osby (among others).

Eubanks has appeared on numerous television shows and specials, including The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live and The Grammys

Robin is a frequent lecturer, guest soloist and clinician at various colleges and universities in the U.S. around the world.

Most recently, Robin was voted #1 Trombonist by Down Beat magazine.

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • Different Perspectives (JMT, 1988)
  • Dedication (JMT, 1989) - with Steve Turre
  • Karma (JMT, 1990)
  • Mental Images (JMT, 1994)
  • Wake Up Call (Sirocco Jazz, 1997)
  • Robin Eubanks Sextet: 4: JJ / Slide / Curtis and Al (TCB, 1998)
  • Mental Images: Get 2 It (REM, 2001)
  • EB3 Live Vol. 1 (CD and DVD, RKM, 2007)
  • Robin Eubanks and Mental Images: kLassik RocK Vol.1 (Artistshare, 2014)

As sideman[edit]

With Geri Allen

With Art Blakey

With Steve Coleman

With Joe Henderson

With Dave Holland

With Elvin Jones

With Hank Roberts

With Herb Robertson

With others

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