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Feb082008

John 'JR' Robinson


Over the years there have been a handful of drummers that have reached the ultimate plateau of first call rhythm makers who are called on to deliver the best grooves for the greatest producers and artists. If you’re thinking of a few, mostly likely John Robinson is on the list. From Michael Jackson’s ‘Off The Wall’ to Quincy Jones’ ‘The Dude’; from Smokey Robinson’s ‘One Heartbeat’ to Anita Baker’s ‘Rapture’; from Joe Sample’s ‘Spellbound’ to Ricky Lee Jone’s ‘Flying Cowboys’, you’ll find his uniquely experienced groove added to each hit. Because of his ability to deliver the right feel for the right project, he has been one of Quincy Jones’ go-to drummers since 1979, and also Barbra Streisand’s since 1993. He’s been pegged as one of the most recorded drummers in history, and a look at his discography will leave you convinced. As a global drummer, J.R. Robinson is leaving his mark not only in the U.S., but also internationally. Inside MusiCast is pleased to welcome John ‘JR’ Robinson.

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Great to hear John 'JR's comments on his career and working with others. Sounds like a top bloke. Cheers
February 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTim Hiscocks
"Hair of the Dog" KICKS!!!!!

Thanks for the JR Robinson interview. That works.

This cat kills me!

T

February 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTheresa
So glad you finally got to interview one of the great drummers of all time. Like all the top session drummers, he just seems to play the perfect beat for whatever track he plays on, I guess it's all about getting the backbeat in the right place.
February 16, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Hassan
Brian,

Yeah...we did get one of the all time best drummers! And the great thing is that he was most entertaining, knowledgeable, and willing to chat with us for so long. He still loves what he does and you can still feel his passion. I dig that.

thanks for the comments.

EC
February 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commentereddy

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