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Real Howard Roberts
Howard Roberts
Real Howard Roberts
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Howard Roberts
Title: Real Howard Roberts
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Concord Records
Release Date: 3/1/1994
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Cool Jazz, Easy Listening
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 013431405320, 013431005315

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This really is the real Howard Roberts
James W. Bonk | Laguna Hills, CA USA | 04/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Roberts made many recording but many where pop records, full of corny pop songs. This is a true jazz record, with a great band, solos, and jazz feel. If you are a jazz guitar fan/collector, you need to add this to your collection. No BS stuff here, this is the real mccoy!"
The Roberts' CD every guitarist should own
go2239 | New York, NY | 05/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Howard Roberts was well-known as an educator (he was a founder of GIT), studio musician (he clocked so many session hours as an LA studio musician that he was referred to as "The Fifth Monkey"), and as columnist for Guitar Player Magazine (Roberts and colleague Jerry Hahn practically invented the "guitar columnist" genre). One might therefore expect this to be an album of interest primarily to aficionados of jazz guitar. In fact, The Real Howard Roberts is as accessible as any jazz album ever recorded. Even so, Roberts' consummate musicianship is everywhere in evidence. Recorded in a single August day in Hollywood in 1977, Roberts leads a tight quartet (with the late great Ray Brown on bass) through pop tunes (a stunning version of Michael Franks' "Lady Wants to Know"), standards ("Darn that Dream", "Gone with the Wind") and jazz classics ("All Blues", "Dolphin Dance"). There is real virtuosity on display in each cut. If you're curious about Roberts, this is the place to begin. And be prepared to enjoy every last minute."