I have a bass and will travel.
A veteran of dozens of bands and thousands of gigs, Robin James grew up listening to the Beatles and his story, which took him from Indiana to upstate New York and back again, and reads like a piece of pop fiction. Through all of it, he has learned the value of hard work and quality collaborations, so it's not surprising that with "Haven", he delivers both in spades.
The independently released "Haven" is an all-embracing showcase for James' talents and as such is not an out and out contemporary jazz album. That said, more than a few of the 10 tracks (plus three bonus cuts) have enough going on to appeal to the smooth jazz listener and, with the right breaks, catch some radio play too.