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Below is the story of New Beginnings. Thank you for sharing this journey with us!
James Robinson, Suzi Humbert, and James Robinson II
New Beginnings began with a two day recording session at the 25th Street Recording Studio in Oakland CA May 4-5th 2016. Sound engineered by Peter Labberton. Celso Alberti on drum set, Willie Garza on hand percussion, and James Eric Robinson II (James Robinson Sr. son) on bass. Suzi Humbert also on hand for photography, videography, and food/coffee/cookie provider!
Over the next three years, James Robinson took the bass/drum/percussion tracks from the original session and crafted melodies and lines that became New Beginnings. James became inspired to write music on various instruments, including his debut recording of mandolin and bouzouki. James credits his family for instilling in him his deep love of all music styles. These influences are greatly noticeable in New Beginnings with the number of different stringed instruments and music styles blended into his guitar virtuosity.
January 2018: Photoshoot for album commenced with Dave Lepori shooting photography, and trying very hard to not get run over in the middle of the street! Thank you Dave! You ROCK!
Mixing & Mastering: Summer 2018
James was connected to Marc Daniel Nelson, the protégée of Ken Caillat, and Marc mixed and mastered New Beginnings.
Independent Release: Feb. 8th 2019 at the wonderful Kuumbwa Jazz in Santa Cruz CA.
We enjoyed a sold-out show with all of our dedicated fans and loved ones.
This album is dedicated to
my love Suzi, my hummingbird.
Art photos © 2016-2021 Suzi Humbert
All Rights Reserved © 2016-2021 James Robinson