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Euphonic Sounds
Reginald R Robinson
Euphonic Sounds
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop
 
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These days, only a handful of living artists can make ragtime music sound truly exciting. Chicago's Reginald R. Robinson is one of them. On Euphonic Sounds, he performs "Joplin Song Fragment"--a never-before-recorded compo...  more »

      
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All Artists: Reginald R Robinson
Title: Euphonic Sounds
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Delmark
Original Release Date: 3/24/1998
Re-Release Date: 4/21/1998
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop
Style: Traditional Jazz & Ragtime
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 038153071820

Synopsis

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These days, only a handful of living artists can make ragtime music sound truly exciting. Chicago's Reginald R. Robinson is one of them. On Euphonic Sounds, he performs "Joplin Song Fragment"--a never-before-recorded composition that he discovered in a photo of Scott Joplin's piano. From that intriguing opener, Robinson launches into great rags by Joplin, Louis Chauvin, Joseph Lamb, Joe Jordan, and James Scott. His technique is impeccable, his tempos are quick, and he attacks the piano with gusto. In a handful of his original compositions, we can hear just how far Robinson has taken ragtime. His "Space Coaster Ride" is quick-tempoed and gorgeous, with hints of blues; "Truly Yours" is a lovely sentimental number; and "The Daredevil's Gallop" is a rollicking good time. Great recorded sound captures it all. For rag lovers, this is a must-have disc. --Jason Verlinde
 

CD Reviews

Remarkable...
T. Bekken | Austmarka Norway | 09/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"So, you thought that ragtime was museum music? Well, think again... Out of one of Chicago's housing project areas comes the unbelievable African-American pianist Reginald Robinson with this stunning album of old and new ragtime piano solos. Mr.Robinson more or less taught himself to play and write music after he heard ragtime in school. The playing is great, and the album proves that no music needs to be old-fashioned or outdated as long as it speaks to modern audiences with self-pride, self-dignity and a wish to communicate. Mr.Robinson is gigging around Chicago and other American cities on a fairly regular basis, so he might be well worth checking out in a concert setting, too. He also has another self-produced CD for sale ( which is not listed by Amazon). Look for it, and watch history grab hold of the present."
Sheer delight from beginning to end!
AfroAmericanHeritage | Wisconsin | 02/26/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Reginald Robinson has a passion for ragtime music, and it shows. This CD is sheer delight from beginning to end! He performs works by his major inspirations (Scott Joplin, Louis Chauvin) and also his own original works. I especially enjoyed "Lift Every Voice and Sing" which is performed in a very singable key, and which probably sounds much as the song would have been performed back in 1900. You can learn more about black composers at my website CreativeFolk.com"
Instant Euphoria
Joseph F. Bertinetti | Omaha, NE | 06/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Mr.Robinson has taken classics of Ragtime, plus his own contemporary gems and incorporated them into a single CD that will revive Ragtime for many years to come. A truly outstanding production."