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Filippo Vignato/Hank Roberts: Ghost Dance

Read "Ghost Dance" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Usually the watering hole comes after a gig, but there would have been enough wine to float a ship at this concert by cellist Hank Roberts and trombonist Filippo Vignato, held as it was in the Vigne di Zamò Winery in North-Eastern Italy. The interplay between the veteran American and the younger Italian on these nine originals is so finely tuned, so intuitive, as to suggest total sobriety, at least at the time of the recording. Ghost Dance is their ...

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Hanksgiving: A Tribute to Hank Roberts, Part II

Read "Hanksgiving: A Tribute to Hank Roberts, Part II" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

For the second part of our Hanksgiving tribute to Hank Roberts [click here for the first part] we focus on a number of other projects he is the leader of, including yet unreleased material of his current sextet. This segment also spotlights his work as a member of 858 Strings, the string section he shares with Jenny Scheinman and Eyvind Kang which is featured on a number of projects by Bill Frisell, as well as his Italian adventures with Pipe ...

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Hanksgiving: A Tribute to Hank Roberts, Part I

Read "Hanksgiving: A Tribute to Hank Roberts, Part I" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Traditions are traditions... For this year's Hanksgiving episode we celebrate the work of a truly original artist, Hank Roberts. The Indiana-born, upstate New York-based, cellist, jazzaphone fiddler and vocalist, is one of those rare musicians whose name on the front or the back of an album should make any one purchase that record without questions asked, run home and play it immediately. This week we try to squeeze into a couple of hours a discography that spans ...

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Hank Roberts: Green

Read "Green" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Hank Roberts' Green probably has nothing to do with going “green" (the trendy cultural buzzword for being ecologically aware). But it does offer music that has the environmental aura of expansive open plains, ruralesque backdrops, and majestic mountainscapes within a distinct, rustic and avant-garde music setting. A world class cellist who could easily excel in any music genre, Roberts may be more recognizable in improvised music settings, and past performances with seminal artists--drummer Joey Baron, saxophonist Tim Berne ...


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