Sharon Robinson Hosts: Said & Dari
Aired: Tuesday 7.13.11 - 9:00-10:00 PM
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A gorgeous, soulful alto that envelopes hooks and harmonies; a musically gifted mind that collaborates with Leonard Cohen; a pop sensibility that earns a GRAMMY Award with Patti LaBelle (New Attitude) -- that's Sharon Robinson: singer, songwriter, producer and now artist, with the release of her debut solo recording effort, Everybody Knows.
The set, which Cohen calls "a masterful work", includes three songs co-written with the legendary artist: the classics Everybody Knows and Summertime along with Alexandra Leaving from Ten New Songs, the critically acclaimed 2001 Cohen album which Robinson produced.
It's not surprising that Robinson has worked with such diverse personalities and in so many genres. Her affinity for all kinds of music developed at an early age. Born in San Francisco, her family moved to Los Angeles when she was five. A year later she began studying classical piano, and at age 12 started writing and recording her own songs.