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Henry Robinett Quartet: Jazz Standards Volume 2 Then Again

Henry Robinett Jazz Standards Vol 2

A million years ago when I was a scuffling student at the University of Georgia, I would from time to time find myself at The Light House. The Light House was a small bar in the Little Five Points neighborhood in Athens that most nights had an acoustic Jazz trio or quartet playing. The calm zen of acoustic Jazz amid the din of my college town craziness stayed with me down the years. So it happens I find myself hosting Mainstream and Modern on Jazz 91.9 WCLK(8p-11p Sundays) and along comes Northern California Guitarist Henry Robinett and his quartet with this newish(February 2021) release Jazz Standards Volume 2 Then Again(Nefertiti Records). This record takes me back to those halcyon Light House days, an acoustic quartet taking every opportunity the Great American Songbook offers seasoned Jazz musicians. Songs covered on this record come from Jimmy Van Heusen, Miles, Monk and others, all lovingly played by Robinett, Joe Gilman on keys, Chris Symer on bass, and Michael Stephans brushing the drums. I've been playing various cuts of this record lately on Mainstream and Modern. Need a brief Jazz vacation from your hectic routine? Take a listen to this record.

Rob Maynard is WCLK Operations Manager and produces various public affairs programs for WCLK, including The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus, CAU Now, and Drive Time With Dr. Douglass. He also hosts Mainstream and Modern on Sunday nights 8pm-11pm. He manages trafficking and continuity for the station, works on mic and as a producer during WCLK on air membership campaigns and is the local administrator for wclk.com and the WCLK app. He listened to WCLK for many years before joining the staff in 2011. Rob attended the University of Georgia and is a graduate of Georgia State University. He has many years experience in Atlanta and regional radio stations and networks both public and commercial.