Link: John JR Robinson - drummer.
Who is your favorite AOR/Westcoast related session drummer? Late Jeff Porcaro, or late Carlos Vega? Whoelse? It must be John JR Robinson for me! As you find John JR Robinson on many albums you have, he is one of the first call drummer in Los Angeles since late 70's. John JR Robinson started his studio session works career in 1978 when he joined the band Rufus. It is widely known that Quicy Jones asked John to play the drum for Michael Jackson's "Off The Wall" album.
As regards John's own project, you might have the project CD with Mark Williamson: Bridge 2 Far" (1989) for CBS Records USA. Although it was not successful in terms of commercial sales, it is one of my favourite CD in late 80's.
And now, John JR Robinson compelted his first solo CD "Funkshui" with help of the world's finest musicians (Neil Stubenhaus, Gary Grant, Mark Williamson, Jeff Lorber, Ross Bolton, Leland Sklar, Brandon Fields, Paul Jackson Jr., Michael Thompson and Dan Higgins). John JR Robinson has assembled a collection of original songs sure to please his countless fans. The album includes has his love of Jazz, Funk and Rock and his solid "groove".
Label: Homecourt Records
Release: October, 2004
Producer: JR Productions
John Robinson: Drums, Percussion, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Prgramming, Vocals
Guitars: Paul Jackson Jr., Ross Bolton, Dustin Higgins
Keyboards: Ross Bolton, Dave "Hawk" Wolinski, Dan Higgins, Jeff Lorber, Dan Higgins
Piano: John Beasley
Bass: Neil Stubenhaus, Hussain Jiffry
Sax: Dave Boruff, Dan Higgins, Brandon Fields
Trumpet: Gary Grant
Percussion: Danny Reyes
Lead Vocal: Mark Williamson
Vocals: Diane Lotny, Dustin Higgins, Robbie Wyckoff
Rap Vocals: John T. Robinson aka Dr.Wicked
1. Flight 81
3. Tellin Lies (Cold As Ice)
4. Good Old Times
5. Sister Sadie
6. Cool TV
7. Hair Of The Dog
10. Lullaby For Jack
11. Montebelluna Drum Solo