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Justin Robinson: The Challenge

Just 31, alto saxophonist Justin Robinson wields a hefty portfolio: joined Harper Brothers at 18, debuted on Verve at 22, a decade’s-worth of star sideman gigs. All of that hang-time pays off with his new recording The Challenge. Penning six of the compositions, selecting an inspired posse of young ringers (Ron Blake, tenor sax; Stephen Scott, piano; Dwayne Burno, bass; Dion Parsons, drums), producing the whole shebang, The Challenge is Robinson’s show all the way.

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