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Album Review: Dave Douglas & Uri Caine – Present Joys

Dave Douglas and Uri Caine’s “Present Joys” is a thoroughly enjoyable outing from these two master musicians. I was pleasantly surprised by the genre bending tunes, which accessed a jazz aesthetic through improvisation, but veered pleasantly off course from standard … Continue reading

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Queens & Paupers

Join the Robbyn Tongue Trio this Thursday, January 30th at one of Long Island City’s newest jazz venues, Queens & Paupers. My dynamic partners Ben Thomas and Nathan Ellman-Bell will be joining me on bass and drums respectively. We’re very … Continue reading

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Robbyn Tongue Trio is Back! @ Eve’s Lounge

This New Year is off to a great start with two upcoming concerts that I’m very excited to announce.  On Thursday, January 9th the Robbyn Tongue Trio will be returning to Eve’s Lounge.  Join us from 8:00 – 11:30 for three sets of originals, covers, … Continue reading

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Robbyn Tongue Trio @ Eve’s Lounge

Come have your cochlea tickled with pleasing vibrations from my saxophone, an acoustic bass, and wooden cylinders covered in synthetic skin! Joining me to play these wonderfully exotic instruments are Ben Thomas and Nathan Ellman-Bell. We hit at Eve’s Bar/Lounge … Continue reading

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Robbyn Tongue Trio @ Somethin’ Jazz

Please join me on Tuesday, October 22nd for two sets of new music composed for trio: saxophone, bass, and drums. This new open air setting provides for greater harmonic freedom, elastic improvisation, and ecstatic melodies. I’ll be joined by Ben … Continue reading

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JAZZ LIVES (for) EVR

Come join the Robbyn Tongue Quartet this Wednesday, August 7th for an experiential night of live jazz at Manhattan’s hottest midtown lounge, EVR.  We’ll be dishing out a mix of new and old music for your listening pleasure from 7 … Continue reading

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R.L. Tongue & Co.

February is a very special month for a number of reasons. First off, I was born in February. Second, my first date with my now fianceé was on a cold day in February. The Robbyn Tongue Band had it’s first … Continue reading

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Return of the Robbyn Tongue Band

It brings me enormous pleasure to announce the triumphant return of the Robbyn Tongue Band! On Thursday, June 23rd, 2011, the band took to the stage of Miles’ Cafe on the Upper East Side, playing for a highly enthusiastic audience … Continue reading

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Banff

This past May/June I got to spend three weeks at the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music, and I’d like to put down here a little bit about this incredible experience. But how do you begin to describe … Continue reading

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New Year

Wow! I can’t believe over a year has passed since my last post to this blog. It’s time for a resolution: Write one blog post per month in 2011. Re-capping the last year seems like a good place to start: … Continue reading

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