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Primary Instrument: Cello

Born: March 24, 1954

Even in a parallel universe where jazz cellists are as common as tenor madmen and trumpet-blowing boppers, Hank Roberts would be utterly unique. Over his nearly four-decade career, Roberts has forged a compelling original voice on the cello, encompassing abstract improvisation and soulful folk melodies, intricate new-music compositions and vigorous rock songs.

Roberts’ latest CD, Everything Is Alive, features three long-time compatriots: guitarist Bill Frisell, bassist Jerome Harris, and drummer Kenny Wollesen. The 2012 Winter & Winter release continues the cellist’s relationship with producer Stefan Winter, which stretches back through the bulk of Robert’s discography. The album’s ten original compositions speak with a direct voice inflected with roots, rock and funk accents....
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  • Green by Mark F. Turner
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”When I first heard Hank Roberts' music more than 22 years ago, he had already found his own way of playing, his own voice. Since then, that voice has been getting stronger, clearer, more powerful, more beautiful, more soulful. It's all on his CD '22 Years From Now.' It's so rare to hear music this pure and it's so inspiring to know someone with the strength and courage to stay so true.”

Guitarist Bill Frisell

“...One of the most respected improvising cellists on the international scene.”

Jazz Express

“He strums, plucks and bows his way through an incredible array of sounds, by turns far-out and spacey, then earthy and natural...

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Music

Featured recording “The Truth and Reconciliation Show”

The Truth and Reconciliation Show


2005
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    Everything Is Alive

    Atlantic
    2011
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    Green

    Winter & Winter
    2008
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    The Truth and Reconciliation Show


    2005
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    22 Years From Now

    Atlantic
    1997
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    Little Motor People

    Atlantic
    1993
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    Birds Of Prey

    Atlantic
    1990
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    Black Pastels

    Atlantic
    1988
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Hank Roberts - at the Chapterhouse (2004)

Events

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Mar05 Bill Frisell's Big Sur Quintet
Valley Performing Arts Center
Northridge, CA
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