Robert Hurst (musician)

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Robert L. Hurst, III
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Robert Hurst performing at The University of Michigan
Background information
Birth name Robert Hurst
Born (1964-10-04) October 4, 1964 (age 52)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, educator
Instruments Double bass, bass guitar
Years active 1980–present
Associated acts Strata Institute, SFJAZZ Collective, Wynton Marsalis
Website roberthurst.com

Robert Hurst (born October 4, 1964) is an American jazz bassist.

Hurst played guitar early in his career before concentrating on bass. He worked with Out of the Blue in 1985 and also did work with musicians such as Tony Williams, Mulgrew Miller, Harry Connick Jr., Geri Allen, Russell Malone, and Steve Coleman. From 1986 to 1991 Hurst played in Wynton Marsalis's ensemble, and played with Branford Marsalis in the early 1990s. He was also a member of The Tonight Show Band.[1] His debut as a leader, 1993's Robert Hurst Presents, reached No. 13 on the Billboard Top Jazz Albums chart.[2] He currently teaches jazz bass at the University of Michigan.

Discography[edit]

As leader[edit]

  • Robert Hurst Presents: Robert Hurst (Columbia, 1992)
  • One for Namesake (Sony, 1993)
  • Unrehurst, Vol. 1 (Bebob, 2002)
  • Unrehurst, Vol. 2 (Bebob, 2010)
  • Bob Ya Head (Bebob, 2010)
  • Bob: A Palindrome (Bebob, 2013)[3]

As sideman[edit]

With Wynton Marsalis

  • 1986 J Mood
  • 1987 Live at Blues Alley
  • 1987 Standard Time Vol. 1
  • 1988 Thick in the South: Soul Gestures in Southern Blues Vol.1
  • 1990 Standard Time Vol. 2: Intimacy Calling
  • 2004 Trios
  • 2007 Standards & Ballads

With Branford Marsalis

  • 1987 Renaissance
  • 1990 Crazy People Music
  • 1990 Music from Mo' Better Blues
  • 1991 Bloomington
  • 1991 The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born
  • 1992 I Heard You Twice the First Time
  • 2004 The Steep Anthology

With Ellis Marsalis

  • 1990 Ellis Marsalis Trio
  • 1993 Whistle Stop

With Diana Krall

  • 2004 Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival
  • 2005 Christmas Songs
  • 2006 From This Moment On
  • 2008 Christmas Hits & Duos
  • 2009 Quiet Nights
  • 2010 Doing All Right: In Concert

With Chris Botti

  • 2005 To Love Again: The Duets
  • 2009 Live in Boston
  • 2012 Impressions

With Out of the Blue

  • 1985 Out of the Blue
  • 1986 Inside Track

With Donald Brown

  • 1988 Early Bird
  • 1991 People Music

With Greg Osby

  • 2003 St. Louis Shoes
  • 2004 Public

With others

Film and video[edit]

  • Steven Soderburgh – Ocean's Thirteen, 2007
  • Steven Soderburgh – The Good German, 2006
  • George Clooney – Good Night and Good Luck, 2005
  • Steven Soderburgh – Ocean's Twelve, 2004
  • Steven Soderburgh – Ocean's Eleven, 2000
  • MTV Films on VH–1 – Tamara Davis, Single Ladies, 2011
  • PBS Great Performances – Happy Birthday Ella: A Tribute to the First Lady of Song, 2007
  • HBO Green House Productions – Mackie Austin Hard Road Home, 2007
  • Sony Music Entertainment – Chris Botti in Boston, 2009
  • The Verve Music Group – Live at the Montreal Jazz Festival with Diana Krall, Verve, 2005
  • ABC – Their Eyes Were Watching God, 2005
  • Horn of the Moon Productions – Paco Farias Short Film, Broken, 2003
  • Brown Sugar – 2002
  • Men of Honor – 2000
  • Dinner with Friends – HBO Films. RL. Hurst musician, original score by Dave Grusin
  • The Blue Lobster – Dogma 2000 Presentation
  • The Wood – Paramount Pictures presents an MTV Films Production
  • Beverly Hillbillies, Been There Done That, Theme & Soundtrack
  • Spike Lee Clockers, Mo' Better Blues, Do the Right Thing – Soundtrack
  • USC–Independent Productions – The Expendables, Featuring: Brother Try 'n Catch a Cab on the East Side Blues & Simi Valley Blues by Robert Hurst
  • 20th Century Fox Film Co., Keenan Wayans – In Living Color Featuring: Detroit Red by Robert Hurst (A dance bumper for the Fly Girls)
  • Acorn Productions, Bernie Casey – The Dinner
  • CBS Music Video Enterprises: Wynton Marsalis–Blues & Swing
  • Columbia Records & Pennebaker Associates, Inc., Branford Marsalis–The Music Tells You: Title track, Roust About Composed by Robert Hurst (Jazz Hall of Fame Inductee)
  • Sony Music International Branford Marsalis – BB's Blues
  • Chanticleer Films – Marco Williams – Without a Pass Featuring compositions by Robert Hurst (Cable Ace Award Nominee)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scott Yanow, Robert Hurst at AllMusic
  2. ^ Charts, Allmusic
  3. ^ "Robert Hurst". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Robert Hurst | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 March 2017.