Herb Robertson

NYC based trumpeter leads a trio in performance / Mark Helias, bass; Chis Lough, bass

Herb Robertson

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Augusta Savage Gallery   7:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

Herb Robertson is an imaginative artist whose work defies category. His fluid, soulful, and highly original musical style is supported by a command of traditional and extended forms. Born and raised in New Jersey, Robertson attended Berklee School of Music from 1969-1972. He spent the next several years playing in various jazz and rock bands. By 1981, he'd joined saxophonist Tim Berne's band; not long after, he began playing with bassist Mark Helias. In 1985, Robertson recorded as a leader for the first time. "Transparency" featured Berne, guitarist Bill Frisell, bassist Lindsey Horner, and drummer Joey Baron; it was the first of five excellent albums Robertson would make for producer Stefan Winter's JMT label. Robertson's also recorded for the Leo and Cadence Jazz labels, among others. As a sideman, he's played with Anthony Davis, Bobby Previte, David Sanborn, George Gruntz, Bill Frisell, and Paul Motian, to name just a few. Robertson has toured Europe many times, playing many of the major festivals. He's also composed music for dance and theater. "Transparency" was re-released in 2001 on the Winter & Winter label.

 



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