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Howard Roberts

Howard Roberts was a talented guitarist on the level of a Barney Kessel or Herb Ellis, who spent most of his career playing commercial music in the studios. Shortly after he moved to Los Angeles in 1950, Roberts was firmly established in the studios, although on occasion he recorded jazz (most notably twice for Verve during 1956-1959, a Concord session from 1977, and one for Discovery in 1979); however, most of his other output (particularly for Capitol in the 1960s) is of lesser interest. The co-founder of the Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood, Roberts was an enthusiastic and talented educator, and wrote a regular instructional column for Guitar Player. ~ Scott Yanow, Rovi
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Right on, danjohnsen1 and Deke Rivers, et.al. I wish more players measured up.
After reading this dismissive bio yet again, I decided I needed to find one of Scott Yanow's recordings to hear what music that was not of lesser interest sounded like. Alas, I can find none. I guess this paraphrasing of the old idiom is true: Those who can, play; those who can't, proclaim themselves one of the most prolific jazz record reviewers in history. HR could play...
Gibson had a Howard Robers artist-model guitar starting way back. It was how I first heard of him. Any guitar player that had the distinction of having a guitar named for them in those days (40's, 50's, 60's) certainly earned it. Howard did for sure.
dornek
I really love the bass in JRs combo My Dad was a concert violinist . Dorne Kennedy
As scorp008 mentioned, HR was a GUITAR GIANT. NPR has brief story about him online. Almost everyone has heard him. He's the friggin' guy playing the Twilight Zone theme! He's a real guitar hero because ofhis enormous talent and dedication to teaching. There were very few if any guitarists at the same level technically as Howard Roberts. Except for Johnny Smith perhaps. Don't get me wrong, there are many great guitarists, HR was exceptional.
scorp008
Howard Roberts, October 2, 1929 – June 28, 1992, I'd LOVE to hear more on Pandora from 'The Funky Guitar Player' ... play at LEAST as much Howard Roberts as one of his students Jimmy Bruno ... Antelope Freeway, Guilty, Good Pickin's, Somethin's Cookin', or The Movin' Man (Verve, 1956) ... please??? PLEASE????
scorp008
Andresimone ... I'm glad to say Howard Roberts (the Dirty Guitar Player) was indeed ALIVE, giving lectures in 1984. He taught me and he wanted to buy my USA Epiphone Howard Roberts guitar - I'm glad I kept it for shortly AFTER that, he passed on ...
scorp008
Scott Yanow, Rovi ... must be new - Howard Roberts was one of the MOST INFLUENTIAL, TALENTED, DEDICATED technical guitar players in the 50s and 60s - how dare you suggest his work is 'of lesser interest' ... to WHOM??? Youngsters who believe Jimmie Hendrix was the greatest guitar player of all time??? C'mon!! Just how many guitar players did Roberts directly influence in the Guitar Institute?? In addition he has 50,000 recordings to his credit -- Shame, Pandora -- back burner for Roberts? NO!!!!
Great Player, Superb educator One of the best ever!
andresimone
He died too young ( of cancer in his early 60's I believe). One wonders what other musical accomplishme n t s he was capable of had he lived. My wife bought me his H.R. is a Dirty Guitar Player album shortly after we were married in `63. As a guitar player myself, I rank Roberts among the best for his riffs and rapid and tasty runs.
AAS
ahflip
He came to hawaii in the 70's. Did a seminar.. the place was packed. he was so cool!.. down to earth, i learned a lot. stuff i used when i was still playing regular.. awesome player/perso n . . .
esq11
This is the man,the best. first bought his album in,1961. mY GROUP of girls and boys were blown away. the Album was (COLOR HIM FUNCKY).
webersf
I am a big jazz lover ,as will as Kenny or Wes or Joe or Grant or Jim or Pat and others too , I have also loved H.R.
darryn_kelly
Some of the tastiest jazz guitar playing I've ever heard- especially his use of arpeggios. Beautiful tone too. Kudos to Mr. Roberts.
thomas_healy
His son, Jay Roberts, a great player as well, carries on Howard's teaching tradition at the Roberts Music Institute in Bellevue, WA. http://rober t s m u s i c i n s t i t u t e . c o m /
jazzguitarmi k e
Haven't listened to much Howard Roberts but I like what I'm hearing now.
webersf
I love all the great jazz guitar players , Howard Roberts is one of them.
H.R. is a little-known and under-apprec i a t e d guitar genius. I read about him in Guitar Player magazine in the early 80s and shortly thereafter had the good fortune to attend a music store clinic he did in Mesa, AZ. Howard's playing was low-key, but stunning in its sophisticati o n and tastefulness , and seeing him that day took my musical mind in a whole new direction. Sincere thanks, Howard. You remain one of my guitar heroes.
I agree, its a nice tune
Hey I show a Howard Roberts bio with Bud Shank as the bio.
This is a real nice jam that you can put on and just sit back and just listen.
my man is smooth on the guitar
GREAT JAZZ ARTEST,HE PLAYS VERY GOOD... A LITTLE BETTER THAN ME,BUT I WAS NEVER ANY GOOD WITH JAZZ,HOWARD IS,NUFF SAID...
he's the greatest jazz guitarist playing almost exclusively without sound effects,my opinion of course. thanks donn
Howard Roberts was one of the best players around, melodic, and chops to spare without ever playing just for the sake of chops. I've always felt that he was the best of his peers. As someone else mentioned, you should have The Real Howard Roberts in your library, incredible album.
toughvinyl
Before Rit, Carlton or Tedesco in the studio first came Howard Roberts. Howard was the studio guitarist of choice throughout the wonder years of television. Whether it was the theme to The Twilight Zone, Get Smart, The Flintstones or the theme song to "Cool Hand Luke", "Mash",and "The Pink Panther", we have all heard Howard's guitar, playing. His early records are a treasure of songs that you would recognize as soon as you heard them, but didn't know the names of. H.R is a Dirty Guitar Player

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