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Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: February 21, 1951

Herb Robertson is an avant-garde jazz trumpeter, flugelhornist and music producer. He combines a thorough command of traditional and extended techniques with a prodigious imagination.

Born in New Jersey, he began to play trumpet in school during the fifth grade. He was introduced to jazz two years later by his junior high music teacher including Miles Davis. Robertson began collecting jazz records, listening to all styles from Louis Armstrong to the avant-garde and especially the era’s hard bop. In high school he led a quintet that played dances. During 1969-73 he attended the Berklee School Of Music as an instrumental performance major, a period in which his improvisational skills became highly developed...
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“Robertson’s music is simultaneously a game of equals and a parody of excesses, with an irreverent use of structured freedom. It is also an obtuse refraction of Ellingtonian hues and blues that’s both dramatic and compelling” Wire Magazine

Primary InstrumentTrumpet

Music

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    Party Enders

    Concord Jazz
    2012
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    Superdesert

    Not Two Records
    2010
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    Each Part a Whole: Live at the Stone

    Ruby Flower Records
    2009
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    [NOD]

    Ilk Music
    2009
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    Superdesert

    Not Two Records
    2009
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    Passing The Torch

    Concord Jazz
    2008
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    Parallelisms

    Concord Jazz
    2007
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