Christopher Robin Cox is a veteran trombonist originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, who now lives full-time in Budapest, Hungary. His tone is big, dark, and saturated. At the age of 16, he was playing plunger blues solos with blues bands all up and down the Russian River, backing up Jackie Payne, Uncle Mark, Nick Gravenitus, Gail Lil'Bit Muldrow, and later Howard Tate and Little Milton.
In the early 1990s, he moved toward improvised music. Since then, he has played and/or recorded with the late Marco Eneidi and Glenn Spearman, George Cremansci, Michael Ray, Donald Robinson, Damon Smith, Miklos Szylveszter, Stanley Jordan, Charnette and Cody Moffett, Raphe Malik, William Parker, and many others.
In addition to creative improvised projects, he has also recorded and performed all over the US and Cuba with the band Junkyard Empire and worked with poets Amiri Baraka, Sha Cage, and E.G. Bailey. Between the years 2011-2019 he took an extended hiatus from playing professionally and established himself as an educator and scholar, receiving a PhD in Geography along the way. However, now it is music that he most wants to pursue.
Since moving to Budapest in 2019 he has started performing more regularly and is actively seeking opportunities to play around Europe. His current quartet includes two phenomenal Hungarian bass players Péter Ajtai and Hock Ernő, and drummer Gyárfás Attila. He utilizes looping, household objects on or in the trombone, multiphonics, split-toning, and effects pedals, and the other members of the quartet also utilize electronics as well.
Currently, he is booking solo performances under the name "AlOnE," where he travels by himself around Europe performing with musicians on location. The focus of the project is ambient, psychedelic music meant to transcend the overly-individualized experience of the world we so often see today. We are alone, but we are still all one, thus AlOnE.
In September he made his first appearance in Austria, playing a duo set with Franz Hautzinger. Since, he has made two live recordings, out soon, and will be playing in Prague and Vienna again soon.