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Hank Roberts

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Origin  New York City
Name  Hank Roberts
Instruments  Cello, vocals

Years active  1980s–present
Genres  Jazz
Music group  Miniature
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Born  March 24, 1954 (age 61) Terre Haute, Indiana, US (1954-03-24)
Role  Vocalist ·
Albums  Everything Is Alive, Black Pastels, Arcado, Birds of Prey
Similar People  Jenny Scheinman, Eyvind Kang, Tim Berne, Bill Frisell, Joey Baron

Education  Berklee College of Music

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


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In the early 1980s Roberts made a number of recordings for the defunct JMT label, was a featured member of the Bill Frisell Quartet, and was an important voice in many groups of saxophonist Tim Berne. Roberts also recorded three discs with the Arcado String Trio, an improvisational chamber group featuring Mark Feldman, violin, and Mark Dresser, double bass. In the early 1990s Roberts left Frisell's group and stopped touring widely. He continued to release recordings, if sporadically, including with the progressive folk group Ti Ti Chickapea. In 2008 he was again touring and performing regularly, releasing Green (with Jim Black and Marc Ducret) on Winter & Winter, Stefan F. Winters subsequent label to JMT. In December 2011, Winter and Winter released Roberts' Everything Is Alive, as well as re-releasing his entire JMT catalogue.

As leader

  • Black Pastels (JMT, 1987)
  • Birds of Prey (JMT, 1990)
  • Little Motor People (JMT, 1993)
  • 22 Years from Now (Level Green, 1997)
  • I'll Always Remember (Level Green, 1998)
  • Cause and Reflect (Level Green, 1998)
  • The Truth and Reconciliation Show (I Town, 2002)
  • Green (Winter & Winter, 2008) with Marc Ducret and Jim Black
  • Everything Is Alive (Winter & Winter, 2011) with Bill Frisell, Jerome Harris and Kenny Wollesen
  • With Arcado String Trio

  • Arcado (JMT, 1989)
  • Behind the Myth (JMT, 1990)
  • For Three Strings and Orchestra (JMT, 1992)
  • With Miniature

  • Miniature (JMT, 1989)
  • I Can't Put My Finger on It (JMT, 1992)
  • As sideman

    With Tim Berne

  • Fulton Street Maul (CBS, 1986)
  • Sanctified Dreams (Columbia, 1988)
  • Tim Berne's Fractured Fairy Tales (JMT, 1989)
  • Diminutive Mysteries (Mostly Hemphill) (JMT, 1993)
  • With Bill Frisell

  • Lookout for Hope (ECM, 1987)
  • Before We Were Born (Nonesuch, 1989)
  • Where in the World (Nonesuch, 1991)
  • Unspeakable (Nonesuch, 2004)
  • Richter 858 (Songlines, 2005)
  • History, Mystery (Nonesuch, 2008)
  • Disfarmer (Nonesuch, 2009)
  • Signs of Life: Music for 858 Quartet (Savoy, 2011)
  • Big Sur (Okeh, 2013)
  • With Alex Cline

  • The Lamp and the Star (ECM, 1987)
  • With Marilyn Crispell

  • Santuerio (1993)
  • With Ti Ti Chickapea

  • Change of Worlds (2000)
  • Firestick (2002)
  • With Edmar Casteñeda

  • Cuarto de Colores (2006)
  • With Buffalo Collision

  • Duck (Screwgun, 2008)
  • With Donald Rubinstein

  • Martin (Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Varèse Sarabande, 1978)
  • When She Kisses the Ship on His Arm (Bare Bones , 2009)
  • References

    Hank Roberts Wikipedia