Herb Robertson

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Herb Robertson (left) at Groningen Jazz Fest in 2006

Clarence “Herb” Robertson (born February 21, 1951) is a jazz trumpeter and flugelhornist. He was born in New Jersey and attended the Berklee School of Music. He has recorded five solo albums for the JMT record label and also worked as a sideman for Tim Berne, Anthony Davis, Bobby Previte, David Sanborn, George Gruntz, Bill Frisell and Paul Motian, among others.[1][2]

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • Herb Robertson Quintet - Transparency (JMT, 1985)
  • Herb Robertson Quintet - X-Cerpts: Live at Willisau (JMT, 1987)
  • Herb Robertson Brass Ensemble - Shades of Bud Powell (JMT, 1988)
  • Certified (JMT, 1991)
  • with Dominic Duval and Jay Rosen - Falling in Flat Space (Cadence Jazz, 1996)
  • with Dominic Duval and Jay Rosen - Sound Implosion (CIMP, 1997)
  • Phil Haynes-Herb Robertson Quintet - Brooklyn-Berlin (CIMP, 2000)
  • Herb Robertson & Phil Haynes - Rituals (CIMP, 2000)
  • Knudstock 2000 (Cadence, 2000)
  • Herb Robertson and the Double Infinitives - Music for Long Attention Spans (Leo, 2001)
  • The Legend of the Missing Link (Septet & Quintet) (Splasc(h), 2001)
  • Herb Robertson NY Downtown Allstars - Elaboration (Clean Feed, 2005)
  • Herb Robertson & The Space Cadets - Sketches from the Other Side, For A.I. (Ruby Flower, 2006)
  • Parallelisms with Evan Parker & Agustí Fernandez (Ruby Flower, 2007)
  • Herb Robertson NY Downtown Allstars - Real Aberration (Clean Feed, 2007)
  • with Frank Gratkowski, Simon Nabatov, Dieter Manderscheid - Celebrations (Leo, 2007)
  • Herb Robertson Trio with Marcin Oles & Bartlomiej Oles - Live at Alchemia (Not Two, 2007)
  • with Jean-Luc Cappozzo - Passing the Torch (Ruby Flower, 2008)
  • with Rich Messbauer and Tom Sayek - Diablo en musica - Improvisations (Out/In Space, 2008)


Herb Robertson, Jeppe Skovbakke, Anders Banke.
Photo Hreinn Gudlaugsson

As sideman[edit]

With Tim Berne

With Marc Ducret

With Mark Helias

  • Split Image (Enja, 1984)
  • The Current Set (Enja, 1987)
  • Desert Blue (Enja, 1989)
  • Attack the Future (Enja, 1992)

With Andy Laster

  • Twirler (Sound Aspects, 1990)
  • Hydra (Sound Aspects, 1994)
  • Andy Laster's Hydra – Polyogue (Songlines, 1995)
  • Andy Laster's Hydra - Soft Shell (Knitting Factory, 2000; recorded 1998)

With Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York

  • South Wind (Leo/Libra, 1997)
  • The Future of the Past (Enja, 2001)
  • Blueprint (MTC, 2003)
  • Undulation (PJL, 2005)
  • Summer Suite (Libra, 2007)
  • Eto (Libra, 2010)

With others[edit]

  • Stefan Winter - The Little Trumpet (JMT, 1986)
  • Michael Moore Quintet – Home Game (Ramboy, 1992; recorded 1988)
  • Lindsey Horner – Never No More (Open Minds, 1991; recorded 1989)
  • The New York Composers Orchestra - Music by Marty Ehrlich, Robin Holcomb, Wayne Horvitz, Doug Wieselman (New World, 1990)
  • Bobby PreviteMusic of the Moscow Circus (Gramavision, 1991)
  • Roberto Zorzi with Tim Berne, Bobby Previte, Mark Feldman, Herb Robertson, Matteo Ederle, Percy Jones - The Bang (Nueva, 1991; reissued as Bang! by ICTUS, 2011)
  • Marc Ducret - News from the Front (JMT, 1992)
  • Lesli Dalaba - Core Samples (EarRational, 1992)
  • Anthony Davis - X, The Life and Times of Malcolm X, An Opera in Three Acts (Gramavision, 1992)
  • Klaus König - The Song of Songs (Enja, 1992)
  • Sybille Pomorin / Terry Jenoure - Auguries of Speed (ITM, 1995)
  • Paul Lytton Quartet - The Balance of Trade (CIMP, 1996)
  • Lou Grassi's PoBand - Mo' Po (CIMP, 1997)
  • Joe Fonda - From the Source (Konnex, 1997)
  • Barry Guy New Orchestra - Inscape - Tableaux (Intakt, 2000)
  • Jay Rosen Trio - Drums 'n Bugles (CIMP, 2001)
  • Dominic Duval with Herb Robertson, Bob Hovey, Jay Rosen - Asylem (Leo, 2001)
  • Joe LovanoViva Caruso (Blue Note, 2002)
  • The Fonda / Stevens Group - Twelve Improvisations (Leo, 2004; recorded 2002)
  • Mokuto (with Lotte Anker) - Dressed Like a Horse (Ninth World, 2007; recorded 2003)
  • Gerry Hemingway Quartet – The Whimbler (Clean Feed, 2004)
  • Lou Grassi Quartet - Avanti Galoppi (CIMP, 2004)
  • Lou Grassi's PoBand - Infinite Potential (CIMP, 2005)
  • Barry Guy New Orchestra - Oort - Entropy (Intakt, 2005)
  • Stefan Winter - Der Kastanienball / The Chestnut Ball - The Fall of Lucrezia Borgia, "audio film" (Winter & Winter, 2005)
  • Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra - Negra Tigra (ILK, 2005)
  • Alípio C. Neto Quartet – The Perfume Comes Before the Flower (Clean Feed, 2008)
  • Barry Guy London Jazz Composers Orchestra - Harmos - Live in Schaffhausen (Intakt DVD, 2012; recorded 2008)
  • 100nka & Herb Robertson – Superdesert (Not Two, 2009)

(All JMT releases listed above were subsequently reissued by Winter & Winter.)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kelsey, Chris. "Herb Robertson". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Herb Robertson at All About Jazz". Retrieved 18 May 2010. 

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