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Mr Roberts Plays Guitar

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These Hollywood sessions, recorded during 1956-1957, show off the stunning guitar work of this Motor-City master. Tracks #1-10 are taken from his first year with Verve's, Norm Granz. The last five cuts are recordings with Intro Records, and were part of the "Collections" album. Dangerously spontaneous yet masterfully executed music. Seranata Burlesca; I Hear a Rhapsody; The Innocents; Indian Summer; Jillzie; Polka Dots and Moonbeams; Little Girl; Have You Met Miss Jones?; Sweet Georgia Brown , and more!

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  • Audio CD (June 10, 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Fresh Sounds Spain
  • ASIN: B00139WVJU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #247,666 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jazzcat on August 4, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Howard Roberts started his career as a recording jazzman with the first ten tunes contained in this album by Fresh Sounds. Originally it came out on Verve and it was an album full of stars in the arrangements department as in the playing roles. Bill Holman, Marty Paich, Jack Montrose, Bob Envoldsen were the arrangers while the players were Red Norvo, Pete Jolly, Bob Cooper and Alvin Stoller. What you can hear in this album are different settings, trio, quartet, quintet and string sections. The music is always interesting. Howard plays really really well in all the situations. This is a straight ahead jazz date (two different dates actually) and not an album similar to the Capitol ones that Howard recorded later on, that in my opinion are the ones that form the legacy of Mr Roberts original sounds (albums that I love so much). But this one it's really great in its own right. It shows a master at work among many other masters, ... something that does not happen anymore unfortunatly. A very good records that I suggest to all the fans of good, really good Jazz (the years are 1956/1957).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gordon Pfannenstiel on June 5, 2014
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I already had this title on an import Japanese Verve LP that released in the 80s. The sound on that LP is good not great. I bought this CD to get the bonus cuts and to get an upgrade in sound. The sound on this Spanish import is not as good as my Japanese LP; very weak on the high end, and just not a lot of presence. My guess is they mastered it from a 2nd generation tape master. Initially I decided to send it back, then decided to keep it for the bonus cuts. If you buy this, just beware - it's pretty pricey, and the sound is disappointing. That's a shame, because the music itself is very interesting in its use of written out, but jazzy, string parts. It's like nothing else in my collection, and really grows on one after repeated listenings.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Larry Bellinger on October 17, 2009
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Howard Roberts is perhaps the most widely heard and least known guitarist in musical history. His many years in the Los Angeles studios found him playing on thousands of pop records, commercials, movie scores, TV themes, etc. Whenever he played live, usually in Los Angeles, the audience often had famous guitar players in attendance, sometimes watching with their mouths hanging open, astounded at what they were seeing and hearing.

This outing puts the young, mid-twenties guitarist in company of recognized jazz performers, and he more than holds his own. Although the record is 50 years old, it stands up well to anything you're likely to hear today. If you enjoy this disc, I recommend you obtain Volumes 1 and 2 of "The Magic Band: Live at Donte's." With about 15 more years of experience and maturity, Howard sailed into stratospheric levels of excellence, burning up the fretboard with aplomb.

Howard was also an innovative teacher, founding the Guitar Institute of Technology in Los Angeles (now known as the Musician's Institute).

Cancer took Howard in 1992. It was a great loss.
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By o. ray hartman on March 16, 2015
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Good Stuff!
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