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Lenny Robinson: Songs I Like to Play

This Baltimore native showcases a wide range of drumming styles on this collection of tunes from the Great American Jazz Songbook. Alongside pianist Andrew Adair and bassist Gavin Fallow, Robinson flaunts some slick brushwork on a jaunty rendition of “Close Your Eyes” and swings fervently on a blazing interpretation of Cole Porter’s “From This Moment On,” which also features an extended solo showcase by the drummer. The trio’s clever arrangement of Richard Rogers’ “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was” shifts nimbly from 5/4 to 4/4 time and includes a whirlwind solo by Robinson at the tag.

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