|New York-based saxophonist/composer Pete Robbins joins Playscape Recordings roster with his second release as a leader, Waits & Measures. Recorded and mixed by Jamie Saft, Robbins' sophomore effort features his working sextet.
"On this new recording," writes critic Mark F. Turner in the liner notes, "Robbins clearly has an acute understanding of jazz as an art form, but more importantly he is striving to create music that moves in new directions. The group has gelled into a tight unit, creating music based on the ebb and flow of spontaneous invention. Robbins has again impressed me with is abilities as a musician, a serious composer and an artist with a vision to create music that is progressive, yet always engaging."
Waits and Measures (Playscape), the new album by the alto saxophonist Pete Robbins, is an intimate sort of jazz-rock hybrid complete with Fender Rhodes electric piano and artfully fuzzed-out electric guitar.
— Nate Chinen, New York Times