Perry Robinson

Perry Morris Robinson ( born September 17, 1938 in New York City ) is an American jazz clarinetist.

Perry Robinson is the son of folk singer and composer Earl Robinson. After his musical studies he attended the Lenox School of Jazz in 1959. He belonged to the first wave of free jazz, avant-garde and played with Bill Dixon, Archie Shepp, Paul Bley, Henry Grimes and Sunny Murray. In the late 1960s he was involved in Carla Bley's Escalator Over the Hill and Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra. The 1972 started, continues to this day collaboration with Gunter Hampel has shaped him long term. The mid-1970s he played with Dave Brubeck and his sons in the band Two Generations of Brubeck. From 1975 to 1977 Robinson worked in Germany together with the clarinet Clarinet Contrast group, the revived interest in the clarinet in the contemporary jazz scene. With Mike Morgenstern, he founded the mid-1980s in the United States, also shaped by the interplay of several clarinets Licorice Factory. In addition, Robinson has worked with his own groups, but also with the New York's Ground scene ( eg Allen Ginsberg, Tuli Kupferberg and The Fugs ), Rozanne Levine Christal Clarinets and with Burton Greene's group Klezmokum.

His way of making music combines elements of abstract improvisation and the jazz tradition with the klezmer and folk song Broken.