TAlk about jazz in Winston-Salem and Joe Robinson's name immediately come to mind, hitched along with a cooler than cool echo of Miles Davis' smooth, vibrato-less timber of trumpet. Robinson was a musical fixture at the now sadly defunct jazz spot The Cellar, and many a weekend night, you could find Joe and his band blowin' a dead-on version of 'Killer Joe,' or ' Giant Steps' to standing room only crowds. Yes, it's hard to find a true jazz venue in the Triad, but Robinson is determined to keep the music palying. 'Movin' On', his second independent jazz release, came out a few weeks ago to big buzz. It's a comtemporary disc, with silky standards ('Days of Wine and Roses,' Stella By Starlight') woven throughout a neon-hued tapestry of Stevie Wonder funk and groove-laden originals, like the gorgeous 'Theme for Alfreda,' the playful 'Love Dot.Com' and the blues heavy 'Runnin' Woman. 'Movin' On' is more than just a CD; it's a first class flight to the height of jazz.
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