Legendary Trombone Player Nambo Robinson is Dead
Very sad news reached us this morning from Jamaica via Copeland Forbes. He posted on Facebook: „Nambo Robinson passed away peacefully in Jamaica at home, may his soul RIP“.
Ronald “Nambo” Robinson was not only one of Jamaica’s foremost trombonists, but also a veteran musician, vocalist, percussionist and recording artist. He released four solo albums and without a doubt his name can be found on thousands of Reggae releases. Check your record collection!
Even after his passing the number of releases will increase quick. He was part on several recent productions and recordings. Just to name a few albums: Kelissa’s Spellbound, I-Taweh’s Judgement, Kristina Alicia’s Songs from Zion and the Grammy nominated Everlasting by Raging Fyah.
The band Earthkry is currently working on their album and Nambo Robinson was supposed to join them today in the studio…
Earthkry’s keyboard player Phillip Mcfarlane posted the following message on Instagram:
"This must be f.... dream. We were suppose to do a session today at 10am. We were suppose to finish the album next week with you. We had shows plan. Can't believe this. All I have now is tears. Rest in peace Uncle Nambo Robinson."
During is 40+ years career he has recorded with Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Jimmy Cliff, Lauryn Hill, Gregory Isaacs, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, Beres Hammond, Shaggy, and Buju Banton.
He toured the world with Dean Fraser’s 809 Band, Sly & Robbie’s Taxi Gang, Lloyd Parks and We the People, The Tony D’Acosta Affair, The Boris Gardener Happening, Light of Saba and Mystic Revelation of Rastafari.
Four weeks ago the new video Herb Treez by I-Taweh was released... featuring Nambo Robinson on trombone and also as actor. Watch it: