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Herb Robertson

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 Instrument

Trumpet

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Discography

 

Ancón

Slam Records
2012

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Party Enders

Concord Jazz
2012

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Superdesert

Superdesert

Not Two Records
2010

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ILK Music
2009

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Superdesert

Superdesert

Not Two Records
2009

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Each Part a Whole: Live at the Stone

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Ruby Flower Records
2009

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