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Scott Robinson, Tenormore


This album from Scott Robinson, known as a multi-instrumentalist and rare instrument collector, features his tenor saxophone. The Local 802 (New York City) member discovered the silver 1924 Conn instrument in a Maryland antique shop in 1975. The CD liner notes include a love letter expressing his fondness for the horn.

A celebration of Robinson’s 60th birthday in April, Tenormore includes 10 tunes, both covers and standards, from throughout his career. It also features Local 802 member Martin Wind on bass and Local 1000 (Nongeographic) member Dennis Mackrel on drums.

Three of the original tunes—“Tenor Twelve,” “Tenor Eleven,” and title tune “Tenormore” explore different extents of the blues. Among the standards are “The Good Life” and “The Nearness of You.”