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Hank Roberts

Primary Instrument: Cello

Born: March 24, 1954    

Hank Roberts


Hank Roberts (born March 24, 1954 in Terre Haute, Indiana) is an American jazz cellist and vocalist. His instrument is electrified, and his style is a mixture of rock, jazz, avant garde, folk and classical influences. He is strongly associated with the downtown New York Jazz scene of the 1980s and its post-modern tendencies.

In the early '80s he made a number of recordings for the defunct JMT label, including Black Pastels, Birds of Prey, and Little Motor People. He also recorded two discs with the Arcado String Trio, an improvisational chamber group featuring Mark Feldman, violin, and Mark Dresser, double bass. In the early '90s he left Frisell's group and stopped touring widely....
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    Everything Is Alive

    Atlantic
    2011
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    Green

    Winter & Winter
    2008
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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)

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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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